Pro-Trump rioters in their hundreds have breached the US Capitol Security as they protest the Joe Biden’s victory.
According to the report by CNN, the Pro-Trump rioters in their hundreds stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, breaking windows and wreaking havoc, with little or no response from the police or the National Guards. The move by the Pro-Trump rioters has been described as a “coup.”
They filled the steps of the building. In some images, officers could be seen deploying pepper spray. Tear gas was also deployed, but it’s not clear whether by protesters or police, and people wiped tears from their eyes while coughing.
The Pro-Trump protesters pushed past metal fences and breached the US Capitol building, walking throughout the complex for several hours.
Trump had directed the National Guard to Washington along with “other federal protective services,” according to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. The entire DC National Guard was activated by the Department of Defense, according to the Pentagon.
A federal law enforcement official told CNN that DC National Guard did not anticipate being used to protect federal facilities, and the Trump administration had decided earlier this week that would be the task of civilian law enforcement.
Trump has since accepted defeat and has promised a smooth handing over ceremony to Joe Biden.