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Death toll in violent US Capitol riot climbs to 4

Aliza prawin - 2021 Jan 07 12:54 PM

The death toll in the viloent attack carried out by pro-Trump rioters on the US Capitol has reached four.

Armed supporters of President Donald Trump barged into the Capitol building, vandalized windows and clashed with security personnel, resulting in the death of a woman while three others died of “medical emergencies”, BBC reported.

The violence halted debate over Joe Biden’s election win but Congress will reconvene tonight. Some Republicans were trying to overturn the results in some states but lack sufficient support.

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr placed the blame on Trump.

“The President bears responsibility for today’s events by promoting the unfounded conspiracy theories that have led to this point,” commented Burr.

Former President Barack Obama said history would remember today’s attack, “incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation”.

Similarly, Colorado’s state Republican leadership also condemned the mob attack, “just as we condemned the actions of protesters at our own Colorado State Capitol this past spring” amid Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

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