Riots in Washington, D.C. spread to other US states

CAPITOL BREACH. US President Donald Trump’s supporters gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on January 6, 2021. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were set to sign off Wednesday on President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory in what was supposed to be a routine process headed to Inauguration Day. (Tayfun Coşkun/Anadolu)

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US President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Kansas Statehouse and the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday after breaching the Capitol building.

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Protestors were moving inside the first floor of Topeka’s capitol rotunda, FOX4 News reported, citing eyewitnesses.

Capitol police took their place in the building and protestors are remaining peaceful at this time, according to the TV channel.

Separately, alleged militia members gathered outside the Georgia Capitol, and State Secretary Brad Raffensperger along with senior staff have been evacuated, according to Washington Post reporter Amy Gardner.

The US Senate recessed an Electoral College debate after angry protestors stormed the Washington, D.C. Capitol building, forcing a lockdown by police.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a curfew starting at 6 p.m. (2300GMT).

The incident happened an hour after Vice President Mike Pence announced that he rejected Trump’s demand that he interferes in Congress’s counting of Electoral College votes.

The largely pro forma meeting will eventually declare President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential contest, although it will be significantly dragged out as some Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate have raised objections.

Trump took to his favorite medium to express disappointment with his vice president’s decision, but he later called on protestors to stay peaceful and urged them to “go home now.” Anadolu 

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