Trump supporters storm US Capitol; Woman shot during protests dies

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WASHINGTON (US), JANUARY 7, 2021: A woman, who was shot during the protests at the US Capitol, was pronounced dead at an area hospital, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

“Yes, the adult female that was shot inside of the Capitol was pronounced dead at an area hospital,” spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck with the Metropolitan Police Department said.

The deceased woman’s name has not been released.

A total of four people have died amid protests and rioting on Capitol Hill by supporters of Donald Trump.

In a video posted on social media, a crowd can be seen inside the Capitol, a gunshot was heard and then the woman, wearing a Trump banner around her neck, lowered to the ground. Later, she could be seen being loaded into an ambulance with blood around her upper body, according to Washington Post.

On Wednesday, the supporters of US President Donald Trummp swarmed the Capitol building to protest the Electoral College vote, forcing a lockdown and various confrontations with police, reported The Hill.

Multiple officers were injured in the scuffle as rioters overpowed the police and broke into the Capitol to protest. A joint session of Congress was convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden‘s win at the Capitol.

“I am appalled by the reckless behaviour of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions, and our law enforcement,” former US President George W Bush said.

Several lawmakers called on Donald Trump to condemn the actions of his supporters.

In a one-minute video on social media platform Twitter, Trump urged his supporters to ‘go home’. He also reiterated his unproven allegations that the recently-concluded presidential election was fraudulent’ and ‘stolen’.

“I know you are pained, I know you are hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. That was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We’ve to have law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt,” Trump added.

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