US: Four people die after President Donald Trump supporters storm Capitol building

At least 14 members of the Metro Police Department were injured

In the United States, Washington DC Police today said, four people have died during the storming of the Capitol building. At least 14 members of the Metro Police Department were injured. Two were admitted to hospital, one with serious injuries after being dragged into the crowd and the other was hit by a projectile in the face.

So far, more than 52 people have been arrested. Police officers in riot gear continue to guard the streets around the Capitol. Two pipe bombs have been recovered, one from the Democratic National Committee offices and one from the nearby Republican National Committee headquarters.

Earlier, curfew was imposed in Washington DC after supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building last night. It was imposed as protesters stormed the Capitol Building when the House and Senate met to debate certifying President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Mr Trump has called on his violent supporters to go home but repeated his claims that the US Presidential election was stolen.

Meanwhile, Democrats won two Senate seats in Georgia that tipped control of the Senate in their favour. The Democrats have won control of the Senate after Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeated Republican incumbents.


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