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US Capitol Hill Violence: PM Modi calls for peaceful transition of power as Trump loyalists disrupt Congress

US Capitol Hill Violence: PM Modi calls for peaceful transition of power as Trump loyalists disrupt Congress

In a dramatic turn of events, pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol Hill , forcing lawmakers in to hiding in an attempt to overturn the US election result and disrupt electoral count.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter urging for a peaceful transition of power.

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One person has been shot dead as President Donald Trump's die hard supporters clashed violently with local police and law enforcement officers on Wednesday, sending the US Capitol campus into utter chaos and forcing evacuation of lawmakers from the building.
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Meanwhile, the FBI said it had disarmed two suspected explosive devices and officials declared Capitol ‘secure’ nearly 4 hours after the attack.

Trump’s Twitter account was locked for 12 hours with the social media platform warning him of permanent ban if he didn’t remove his rule-breaking tweets.


“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing viol<img class="alignleft wp-image-56845 size-medium" src="https://indianarrative.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/twitter-us-congress-violence-trump-account-suspended-300×85.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="85" />ent situation in Washington, DC, we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” Twitter said in a post.

“If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” it added.

Taking cognizance of the same, according to the Associated Press, Facebook and the platform its owns – Instagram – also said Trump’s pages will be blocked for 24 hours. Facebook’s vice president of integrity Guy Rosen said, “This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video.”

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Virginia and Maryland governors have now confirmed that they are both sending in state troopers and the national guard into D. C. By 4 p. m., some protesters started to leave their perches and generally dissipate while the core group remains on the grounds.
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Crowds waving "Trump" flags, "Stop the Steal!" signs with some of the members wearing capes who were gathering in the city over the last 24 hours broke through the security layers at the Capitol by early afternoon. lawmakers inside the Chamber were told to wear gas masks and take the underground tunnels to safety.

Pictures posted by Congressional beat reporters show Trump supporters in wild costumes taking pictures of each other inside the Senate chamber. Cellphone videos from those inside the Congress show glass being shattered and police trying to beat back protesters storming up and down the stairways of Congress. One of the protesters is seen sitting in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's chair and making what seems to be an obscene gesture.

Both chambers are now in recess. The Washington D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, issued a curfew from 6 p. m.

"We will not let them silence your voices," Trump told protesters at a rally today. Trump lost the election to Joe Biden and has refused to accept the result, claiming, falsely, that the election was "stolen".
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Pressure is mounting on Trump to condemn supporters.

Trump tweeted: "I am asking for everyone at the U. S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, We are the Party of law&amp;Order – respect the law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"

<em>(With inputs from IANS)</em>.