Woman shot during invasion of US congress by pro-Trump rioters dies

Woman shot during invasion of US congress by pro-Trump rioters dies

- The attempt by pro-Trump supporters to block Biden's victory's certification by Congress has thrown America into chaos

- A woman was shot dead when the rioters invaded the US Capitol where the certification was taking place on Wednesday, January 6

- Meanwhile, President Trump has told his supporters to go home after the protest degenerated into violence

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A yet to be identified woman was shot inside the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, when pro-Trump rioters invaded the building to stop the certification of Joe Biden's victory by Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers.

CNN reports that the woman was pronounced dead at an area hospital, citing a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department's spokesperson.

US election: Woman shot during invasion of US congress by pro-Trump rioters is dead
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The police spokesperson, Dustin Sternbeck, was quoted to have said the woman was pronounced at an area hospital.

Sternbeck added that further details will soon be released as the police have started investigating the death.

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Reacting to the development, the US president-elect, Joe Biden, asked President Trump to go on national television to demand an end to the siege by his supporters.

Meanwhile, President Trump has called on Americans protesting in his support at the US Capitol to be peaceful.

The American leader in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, January 6, urged the people not to be violent.

Trump in reaction to the protesters breaching of the US Capitol appealed to the people to respect the law and officers in blue uniforms.

In another report, President Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election.

According to the report, Trump repeatedly cited disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count.

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