The assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters leaves four people dead
This Wednesday there was a historic altercation in the United States (USA) where at least four people died during the assault on the Capitol. In this way, the followers of Donald Trump stormed the institutional body and at least one woman has died after being shot by the security forces that were in charge of surveillance inside the legislative headquarters.
The woman has been identified as Ashli babbitt, as reported by the Fox News television network, a veteran of the US Air Force and a San Diego resident. The Washington Police have confirmed that he was killed by the Police. Babbitt was a staunch supporter of Trump, her husband explained to WTTG-TV, and has been pronounced dead in a hospital in the area, as confirmed by the spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, Dustin Sternbeck.
In the images that have been disseminated through a video published on social networks, you can see the mob of protesters who were inside the Capitol and suddenly a shot is heard and a woman, with a banner in support of Trump, falls to the ground, to later be transferred in an ambulance.
The chief of the Washington Police, Robert Contee, has appeared before the media to take stock of some protests harangued by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and that have coincided with the certification ceremony of the results of the November elections in which they had to certify Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, as the country’s new president.
Three other people die
Contee added that three other people have died from medical emergencies during the seizure of the Capitol, although it has not specified whether the victims were involved in any way in the insurrection that occurred this Wednesday before the appointment of Biden.
«A woman and two men appear to have experienced separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths. Any loss of life in the District is tragic and our thoughts are with anyone who has been impacted by their loss, ”the police officer stressed. On the other hand, a man of 24 years old is critically injured after plunging into the void on the outskirts of the Capitol, according to sources cited by CNN.
In addition, according to Contee, the Metropolitan Police have arrested more than 52 people, 26 arrests of which have occurred in the vicinity of the Capitol. Security forces have seized several weaponsAccording to Contee, who has also confirmed that there are 14 agents injured, according to US media, two of them in serious condition. In this sense, four people have been arrested for carrying pistols without a license.
Other 47 detained people were violating the imposed curfew to try to contain the situation or trespassing on private property. Also, Contee has reported that they have intercepted two artisanal bombs, one from the headquarters of the Democratic Party and the other from the Republican Party.
The National Guard has mobilized to try to contain these protests. The Department of Defense has confirmed this deployment “to support federal security forces in the District of Columbia” and that Acting Secretary Christopher Miller is in contact with Congressional leaders.
For her part, the Mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, has issued an order to extend the state of public emergency, and with it the curfew in the capital, for 15 more days, coinciding with the inauguration of the president-elect, Joe Biden, on January 20.
For his part, the still president of the United States, Donald Trump, has committed this Thursday to a “Orderly transition”, after Congress has ratified the victory of Joe Biden after a session marked by the assault by followers of the president on the Capitol.
«Although I totally disagree With the result of the elections, and the facts support me, there will be an orderly transition on January 20, “said Trump through a statement, in which he reiterated that” the fight will continue to ensure that only the legal votes ».
Likewise, he stressed that “this represents the end of the best first presidential term in history” and has affected that «It is only the beginning of the fight for making America great again, ‘referring to his 2016 election campaign slogan,’ Make America Great Again. ‘