US Election: 4 dead, 52 arrested after protesters storm Capitol

US Election: 4 dead, 52 arrested after protesters storm Capitol

- The violent breach at the US Capitol by American protesters will forever remain in the minds of the people

- The police confirmed that four people died during the chaos that has been condemned by leaders

- Fifty-two arrests were also made after supporters of President Trump breached the building

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The invasion of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters on Wednesday, January 6, has led to the death of no fewer than four people, according to the police.

A report by Reuters, indicates that following the chaos one person died from gunshot wounds while three others as a result of medical emergencies.

The international media outfit stated 52 people were also arrested in the attack that has been strongly condemned by other leaders within and outside the US.

US Election: 4 dead, 52 arrested after protesters storm The Capitol

Four people are dead, while 52 arrests were made after supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol. Photo credit: Kyodo News
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It was gathered that the invasion was coming amid escalating tension around the November 2020 presidential election, with the American leader making allegations of electoral fraud and urging his supporters to help him.

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Legit.ng recalls that the US Capitol was locked down with lawmakers inside as pro-Trump protesters breached the seat of the congress while they were on recess.

Vice President Mike Pence along with US legislators were inside the complex counting and certifying the electoral college votes won by the candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, before the session was finally disrupted.

However, the United States on Thursday, January 7, finally confirmed the electoral college victory of President-elect Biden after several hours of debate halted by some pro-Trump supporters.

Meanwhile, the vice president on Thursday, January 7, strongly condemned the invasion of the US Capitol by supporters of President Trump.

Pence in a series of tweets via his official Twitter account expressed gratitude to officers who stayed at their post noting that violence never wins.

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A number of public figures had things to say about the shameful display including comedian, Kevin Hart.

He took to his Instagram page to explain how things would have been completely different if the invaders happened to be blacks.

Kevin said that they would have all been shot dead and a difference in the two realities of America was pure disrespect to people of colour.

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