Tear gasoline is launched right into a crowd of protesters throughout clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election outcomes by the U.S. Congress, on the U.S. Capitol Constructing in Washington, January 6, 2021.
Shannon Stapleton | Reuters
4 folks died Wednesday amid the riots on the U.S. Capitol constructing, Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee mentioned, as a horde of supporters of President Donald Trump sought to stop the affirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The deaths included a girl who was shot, in addition to one different girl and two males who died from “medical emergencies,” mentioned Contee, who spoke at a press conference Wednesday night.
The chief mentioned the inner affairs division is investigating the capturing. Contee mentioned they’re nonetheless figuring out precise particulars of the three different deaths.
No less than fourteen cops sustained accidents with a number of are nonetheless within the hospital, Contee mentioned. One officer had critical accidents from being pulled right into a crowd the place he was assaulted, he added.
“It is a tragic incident and I ship my condolences to the victims’ household and pals,” Contee mentioned.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a curfew of 6 p.m. Wednesday via 6 a.m. Thursday. The mayor additionally declared an extension of a “public emergency” for the following 15 days, which might undergo inauguration day.