Mike Pence stated the assault on the Capitol ‘won’t be tolerated’ (Image: Reuters)
Vice President Mike Pence has been escorted to a safe location after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Cops are thought to have used flash bang grenades and tear gasoline whereas a lady has been shot contained in the constructing.
Invaders swarmed the positioning in an try to cease the certification of Joe Biden as the subsequent President of the US.
Calling for an finish to the dysfunction, Mike Pence tweeted: ‘The violence and destruction going down on the US Capitol Should Cease and it Should Cease Now.
‘Anybody concerned should respect Legislation Enforcement officers and instantly go away the constructing.
‘Peaceable protest is the appropriate of each American however this assault on our Capitol won’t be tolerated and people concerned will likely be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the regulation.’
It comes after Trump turned on his second-in-command after he stated he wouldn’t intervene within the election consequence.
The President stated: ‘Mike Pence didn’t have the braveness to do what ought to have been carried out to guard our Nation and our Structure, giving States an opportunity to certify a corrected set of information, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they had been requested to beforehand certify. USA calls for the reality!’
Earlier than the unfolded on Capitol Hill, Trump addressed supporters at a ‘Save America’ march, and informed them he would ‘by no means concede’ the election, standing by his unsubstantiated claims that he misplaced the election to widespread voter fraud.
His fixer Rudy Giuliani additionally took to the stage and known as for ‘trial by fight’ to contest the results of the 2020 election.
A variety of venues on the Capitol website have been evacuated, with these contained in the Cannon buildings informed to take Go Kits and escape hoods earlier than making their manner by way of an underground escape tunnel.
No less than one explosive device has been found on site and a lady was shot by law enforcement inside the Capitol building.
US Capitol riots
A big group of Donald Trump supporters have stormed the US Capitol constructing to attempt to cease Joe Biden being licensed as the subsequent president.
Listed below are a few of the predominant updates from the night of January 6:
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