Have been hours of tension in Washington where thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered in front of the Capitol where the plenary session of Congress was underway, called to ratify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential elections last November. Police was forced to order the evacuation of two buildings: the Cannon House Office Building and the building that houses the Library of Congress. Immediately after that the Capitol was closed and placed in lockdown, while the Senate suspended the debate on the ratification of the vote of the Electoral College. Tycoon himself stirred up the crowd during a rally in which he urged his supporters not to surrender to Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police also arrested 52 people for the violence that broke out on the United States Capitol. Of the arrests, 47 were made for curfew violations and illegal entry. Four for possession of unlicensed guns and another person was arrested for possessing prohibited weapons.
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that she will extend the state of emergency by 15 days, until January 21, the day following President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day.
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