Four deaths, 52 arrests after Trump supporters storm US Capitol

Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. Photo: Reuters

Washington: Four people died and 52 were arrested, Washington DC’s police chief said, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

In a late night news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee said 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 6 pm. curfew, with 26  of those involving people arrested on US Capitol grounds.

Several others were arrested on charges related to carrying unlicensed or prohibited firearms.

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