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One Killed As Protesters Invade U.S. Capitol Hill

One Killed As Protesters Invade U.S. Capitol Hill

One person was fatally shot on Wednesday when violent protesters stormed the United States Capitol Hill.

The protesters, believed to be supporters of out-going President Donald Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers into hiding.

The Electoral College certification vote was paused after the protesters breached the Capitol building, killing a woman, AFP reported.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Congress would resume the counting of electoral votes inside the Capitol Wednesday night.

READ ALSO: Trump Says US Election Process Worse Than Third World Countries

Since the November presidential election, Trump had constantly attacked the integrity of the election results. 

He had rallied his supporters outside the White House on Wednesday morning, urging them to march to the Capitol. 

However, hours after the marchers had violently confronted the police and breached the building, the president released a video calling on them to “go home in peace.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson via Twitter condemned the “disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. 

"The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power,” he wrote.


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