Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered outside the US Capitol. The US presidential election vote ratification session in Congress in Washington had to be halted due to unrest caused by pro-Trump protesters.
According to The New York Times, the police had to stop the protesters, who advanced towards the building’s stairs. At this moment nobody leaves or enters the Capitol.
The demonstration takes place on the day that Congress ratifies the result of the Electoral College, which won Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election.
While representatives and senators discussed the objection raised by a group of Republicans to counting votes in Arizona, at the beginning of the election results ratification session, supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump entered the Capitol, forcing the session to be suspended.
Thousands of protesters had gathered today in Washington, protesting and contesting Democratic Joe Biden’s victory.
At a rally in front of the White House, Trump asked protesters to go to the Capitol and make his voice heard, in protest of what he considers to be “electoral fraud”.
The demonstrators obeyed the command of the outgoing President and headed for the Capitol, even forcing the opposition of the police, who tried to prevent him from entering the building.
Minutes later, security agents began evacuating Capitol offices, for security reasons, and then advised to suspend work in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The work to discuss the counting of electoral votes was thus suspended for now, while television channels broadcast images of disturbances on the Capitol stairs.
Several lawmakers, including Republicans, use their Twitter accounts to criticize the protesters’ actions, saying they will not be intimidated by their presence or their calls for the Electoral College’s vote count to be rejected.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump said today that he will “never” admit defeat in the presidential election, two weeks from Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration.
“We will never give up. We will never give in, ”Trump said during a rally before thousands of protesters who came to Washington to support him.
“We won this election, and we won in general,” added Trump, again challenging all the evidence of his electoral defeat.