Tear fuel is launched right into a crowd of protesters throughout clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election outcomes by the U.S. Congress, on the U.S. Capitol Constructing in Washington, January 6, 2021.
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4 individuals died amid the riot on the U.S. Capitol constructing, Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee stated Wednesday, after a horde of supporters of President Donald Trump sought to forestall the affirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The deaths included a girl who was shot, in addition to one different lady and two males who died from “medical emergencies,” stated Contee, who spoke at a press conference Wednesday night.
The chief stated the interior affairs division is investigating the capturing. Contee stated they’re nonetheless figuring out actual particulars of the three different deaths.
At the least fourteen law enforcement officials sustained accidents with a number of nonetheless within the hospital, Contee stated. One officer had critical accidents from being pulled right into a crowd the place he was assaulted, he added.
“This can be a tragic incident and I ship my condolences to the victims’ household and associates,” Contee stated.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a curfew of 6 p.m. Wednesday by way of 6 a.m. Thursday. The mayor additionally declared an extension of a “public emergency” for the subsequent 15 days, which might undergo inauguration day.