US election: Pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol over Electoral College vote count

A woman who was gunned down in Washington DC as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol has died from her injuries.

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A woman who was shot during the Washington riots has died from her injuries.

The grim news of the unidentified woman’s death was confirmed by NBC reporter Katie Phang this morning Australian time.

 


Earlier this morning, CNN reported on “blood now spilled” in Washington DC, revealing the woman was in a critical condition after being shot in the neck or chest at the Capitol building.

A confronting video of the moment the woman was shot soon began circulating online, which captured the sound of a gunshot before revealing the woman lying on the floor as blood poured from her mouth.

Onlookers rushed to assist her and she was later taken from the building in a stretcher.

The woman died from her injuries.

The woman died from her injuries.Source:Supplied

Onllokers rushed to the injured woman’s aid.

Onllokers rushed to the injured woman’s aid.Source:Supplied

The 30-second clip shows the moment the woman was shot. Picture: twitter

The 30-second clip shows the moment the woman was shot. Picture: twitterSource:Twitter

The chaos arose after MAGA protesters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow democracy in the dying days of Donald Trump’s presidency this morning.

The outgoing President’s supporters have not only taken to the streets, but have also breached the US Capitol building after breaking through barriers, withstanding tear gas and engaging in an armed standoff with police in a stunning refusal to accept Mr Trump’s election loss.

A number of police officers have also reportedly been injured during clashes with demonstrators.

A woman has been shot in Washington DC. Picture: Twitter/MSNBC

A woman has been shot in Washington DC. Picture: Twitter/MSNBCSource:Twitter

The Capitol is now in lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence has been evacuated, with other politicians ordered to seek shelter underneath their desks and the National Guard called in to assist.

A 6pm curfew has also been issued by the mayor of DC, although that deadline is still hours away.

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Police have been overpowered by the sheer numbers of Trump supporters at the Capitol. Picture: Twitter/@ByMikeBaker

Police have been overpowered by the sheer numbers of Trump supporters at the Capitol. Picture: Twitter/@ByMikeBakerSource:Twitter

The emergency kicked off while congress was in session to count and certify the Electoral College votes following the November 3 election, with MAGA supporters attempting to disrupt the proceedings and overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s victory by storming the House Floor.

The joint session has since been halted, with a protester breaching the Senate floor and taking the Speaker’s chair.

Audibly shaken media commentators have likened the situation to that of a “third world country”or “civil war”, with CNN anchors this morning describing the chaos as a full-blown “rebellion” and “insurrection” in Washington DC and claiming Americans were “witnessing an attempt at sedition” on their television screens.

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A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP

“This is just Bedlam … this is Trump’s rebellion,” one said, adding the situation was “very, very tense” and “out of control”.

Reporters said they had not seen anything like the unfolding crisis since the Vietnam War, labelling the situation “unprecedented” and claiming it was “not a peaceful protest”.

Donald Trump himself is facing serious criticism for so far failing to order his supporters to stand down, with the President yet to make a public statement.

The National Guard have been called to end the chaos. Picture: Twitter / @AmeliaAdams9

The National Guard have been called to end the chaos. Picture: Twitter / @AmeliaAdams9Source:Twitter

The only comment he has made on the chaos has been a tweet urging Americans to “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”, which critics have dismissed as a “flaccid” response.

 


Although Mr Trump has repeatedly urged his supporters not to accept the election results, law enforcement has been taken by surprise this morning after being outnumbered by the sheer number of Trump supporters descending upon Washington DC.

Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. Picture: Saul Loeb/AFP

Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. Picture: Saul Loeb/AFPSource:AFP

The shocking scenes have even outraged Republicans, with many urging the President to step in and “call it off” by ordering his supporters to stand down and retreat.






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