On the morning of January 6th, EDT, Trump delivered a 58-minute speech to his supporters on the lawn south of the White House.
“Everyone here today doesn’t want to see the results of our election victory stolen by the Democrats.
I will never admit it. He said, “I won’t let the Democrats swallow our voices.” He hoped that supporters would gather in front of the National Mall and go to Congress as soon as possible to protest.
In addition, as Vice President Mike Pence was the head of the final congressional appointment of Joe Biden, Trump also tried to pressure Pence: “I hope Mike will do the right thing.” Pence responded, “I have no right to decide the ballot unilaterally.”
At 2 p.m. that day, hundreds of protesters gathered in the squares and steps at the gate of Congress. They wore red caps, waved the American flag and flags with Trump campaign slogans.
Protesters pushed down roadblocks, broke through the police line and invaded the interior of Congress.
Police asked councillors to remove and wear gas masks from under their seats as tear gas was deployed by police in the Capitol Hall, a congressman Jim Hines tweeted.
At the scene of the riots, demonstrators climbed the outer wall of the Capitol, walked in the Capitol with Trump’s slogans, took pictures with statues, and sat casually in the senator’s seat.
They also besieged the House of Representatives and cut off the escape route of parliamentarians. The police confronted the demonstrators through the window with guns.
House Speaker, Democratic Leader Pelosi’s office was invaded, and demonstrators left her a note with the words “We won’t give up”. Her podium was also removed by demonstrators and auctioned online for $440.
At 2:39 p.m., Trang tweeted to call on the protesters to “keep peace”, but the situation seemed to have gone out of control. Congress was occupied by protesters, and the police and protesters engaged in armed confrontations within the Congress.
Fox said that this was the fall of Congress again since 1814. In 1814, British troops captured Washington in the Anglo-American War and burned Congress and the White House.
At 2:50 p.m., the first shooting occurred inside the Capitol.
A woman was shot and eventually died in vain. According to US media reports, the woman’s name is Ashley Babbitt, from San Diego, California.
She is a big fan of Trump and served in the U.S. military for 14 years. As of 3 a.m. Eastern time on the 7th, 4 people have been killed, 52 people have been arrested and 14 policemen have been injured, according to USA Today. Washington Police Chief said Ashley was shot dead by congressional police, and the other three died in medical emergency.
Trump has twice again called for peaceful protests and rejected violence on social media.
Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have determined that Trump accounts have been “repeated and seriously violent” in violation of the rules of civic integrity, blocking Trump’s social media accounts for at least 12 hours.
At 3 p.m., D.C. District Chief Muriel Bowser announced that a curfew would be imposed throughout the city until 6 a.m. on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. that day.
Vice President Pence tweeted, “The violence has destroyed the U.S. Congress. Now it must stop! Every intruder must respect law enforcement officials and leave Congress immediately.”
Riots spread across the United States, and protesters gathered with guns.
As the chaos in Washington developed, protesters flooded into other state capitals of the United States.
Government parliamentary facilities in several state capitals were also attacked by demonstrators, and local officials were forced to evacuate.
Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered in state capitals, waving flags with slogans “Stop Theft” and “Four Years of Succession” to oppose the victory of President-elect Biden.
There were fierce scuffles in Ohio, California, Washington, Georgia and Oregon.
Ohio journalists and Trump opponents were sprayed with pepper and punched and kicked by protesters;
The demonstrators in Sacramento, the capital of California, broke out fiercely, and the police had to intervene to stop it;
In Washington state, a large number of Trump supporters broke through the door of the governor’s residence and protested in front of his residence. Some of the protesters were armed. Governor Jay Inslee was at home at the time of the incident, and he and his wife were quickly transferred to a safe place;
In Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffenspeg and staff evacuated urgently from the Capitol building where they were located.
About 100 protesters gathered outside the building, some of whom were armed with long guns;
In Salem, Oregon, protesters gathered outside the Capitol to broadcast Trump’s Twitter message to rioters in Washington.
Protesters burned the portrait of Governor Brown at the rally. Right-wing “Proud Boy” clashed with left-wing protesters who used smoke bombs.
At least one person was arrested on suspicion of harassment and disorderly order. State police declared it an illegal rally — where police have been dealing with recurring clashes between right-wing and left-wing protesters in recent weeks.
In New Mexico, Utah, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas, demonstrators carried out relatively peaceful protests.
They drove cars and trucks with Trump and the American flags outside the state capitol building, waving the flag and the “Trump 2020” flag to protest.
Some demonstrators sang “God bless America” with loudspeakers, loudspeakers, etc. and shouted “Trump is the legitimate election winner.”
In South Carolina, staff at the Capitol had been evacuated before Trump supporters arrived.
Meanwhile, in blue states like New York, Illinois, Trump opponents waved the print “Trump lost!” Flag of
New Mexico House Speaker and Democrat Brian Egolf said: “This is the first time in American history that violence has delayed the peaceful transfer of power. This is a shameful moment, and I hope Congress can recover as soon as possible.”
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp called the impact on Congress a “disgrace to non-Americanization”.
He told reporters he was extending the executive order banning summer protests and launching the National Guard in case the Capitol needs to be protected when the legislative session is held on Monday.
Vice President Pence announced that “Biden won the election”
At 4 p.m., President-elect Joe Biden addressed the actions of Trump supporters as “a rebellion.”
“At this moment, our democracy has been under unprecedented attacks.” Biden called on protesters to get back on track and let the democratic process continue.” I am really shocked and sad that our country, as a beacon of democracy and freedom, has reached such a dark moment.
Biden added, “This is not a protest, it’s chaos, it’s about the demagogues, and it must now be over.” Obama also said in his statement that night that “the riot was instigated by the current president”.
The process of congressional review of the presidential election continues. At 5 p.m., the lawmakers were transferred to the hearing room of the Capitol, but the internal political struggle remained surging.
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives debated the outcome of the general election vote.
In the House of Representatives, the majority of Republicans objected to the Arizona vote. Dissents against Georgia, Michigan and Nevada were rejected due to insufficient senatorial support, but the election results in Pennsylvania triggered a long and fierce debate.
Trump tried to overthrow the election results in six states, but failed.
Although he claimed that his vote had been stolen, there was not enough evidence.
After 6 p.m., the curfew policy came into effect. Police in blast suits drive away mobs with tear gas outside the Capitol.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said: “Our goal is to uphold the constitutional right of protest by protecting people from violence and criminal activities.”
Eventually, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Congress confirmed Biden’s victory with a result of 306-232.
“Those who try to keep us from fulfilling our responsibilities, you have failed,” Pelosi said.
“We will respect our responsibility to the Constitution and the American people.” She assured the American people that today’s events will not prevent the government from certifying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the responsibility of the next president and vice president.
Trump’s vice president Pence also officially announced that “Biden won the election” after the parliamentary vote.
“The United States should liberate the United States from the tyranny of the United States”
Today’s riots in the United States have aroused serious concern, and three former presidents have condemned the riots.
“History will correctly remember the violence that happened at the Capitol today, a incitement by the incumbent president, who continues to lie unfoundedly about the results of legitimate elections, a moment of disgrace and shame to our nation,” Obama said in a tweet that night.
George W. Bush condemned the impact on Congress as “nasty” but “sad”. Clinton said, “Our Capitol, our Constitution and our country are facing unprecedented attacks.”
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said that the rush into the U.S. Congress was “unacceptable”. Rep. Kim Tsing-ge, Republican of Illinois, tweeted: “This is a premeditated coup.
A piece of thought-provoking remarks by U.S. Senator Schumer said: “President Franklin Roosevelt said on December 7, 1941 that we must always remember this shameful day.
Unfortunately, we are now adding January 6, 2021 to this list of dates that will always be humiliated to the United States. The world has seen elected officials of the United States be rushed out because they are in danger. This will become a stain that is not easy to wash away in our country.
Many politicians have expressed their positions on Trump supporters’ intrusion into the U.S. Congress.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said that democracy in the United States must be upheld; British Prime Minister Johnson called it a “shameful scene” for the U.S. Congress; and Australian Prime Minister Morrison called for “avoiding areas where protests occurred when traveling”.
Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg called “this an attack on democracy”, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called it “contempt for democracy”. French President Macron said, “What happened in Washington, D.C. today is definitely not American. We believe in the power of American democracy.”
“Biden won the election and wants to cooperate with him”, stressed von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, on Twitter.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Lütte urged “Dear Trump” to face the reality and “acknowledge Biden as the new president”.
The Venezuelan government said: “The United States has suffered the same consequences as its aggressive policies in other countries.” Comments from Lebanese diplomat and Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammed Safa, who said: “If the United States see what the United States is doing to the United States, the United States will definitely invade the United States and liberate the United States from the hands of its tyranny.”Click to enter the topic: