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Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol following invasion by Trump supporters [videos]

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A woman has died after being shot during the invasion of the capitol building by Pro Trump mob who attempted to overturn his loss at the Polls.

Earlier in the day thousands of President Trump’s supporters in Washington for demonstrations turned violent as many in attendance saw Wednesday as a last stand for Trump because Congress was set to confirm that President-elect Joe Biden won the election.

Trump, who lost the popular and electoral college vote, continues to dispute the election results, without evidence, and has encouraged his supporters to attend the rallies.

He took the stage about noon to roaring crowds, falsely claiming he had won the election.

Later at the U.S. Capitol, throngs of people pushed past police who were trying to block them from entering the building as lawmakers inside debated counting electoral college votes confirming Biden’s victory.

A mob was able to breach security and successfully enter the building, where one person was shot and later died.

Here are some of the major developments since the fracas ensued.

The Senate stopped its proceedings, with Sen. James Lankford interrupted by an aide who said protesters were in the building.

The House doors also were closed. In a notification, U.S. Capitol Police said no entry or exit is permitted in the buildings within the Capitol Complex.

A woman was fatally shot inside the U.S. Capitol after the mob breached the building. The circumstances were not clear.

The entire D.C. National Guard was activated. The rapid expansion of military involvement came after D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) requested that guards members already on duty be sent to the Capitol, said a defense official and a District official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

In a televised speech, Biden condemned Trump for stoking the violence.

“I call on this mob to pull back and allow the work of democracy to go forward,” he said.

Bowser imposed a citywide curfew as a chaotic scene worsened at the U.S. Capitol building. From 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, Bowser said no one other than essential personnel would be allowed outdoors in the city.

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Written by Amadin Ogbewe

Amadin Ogbewe is a senior news reporter at Dockaysworld. He’s a chemist from the Ancient city of Benin. He enjoys slandering babies and watching sitcoms. He has been published on Fireside fiction magazine, Expound Magazine and others.

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