A group of violent Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC, where lawmakers inside were conducting a vote count to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win on Wednesday afternoon.
The lawmakers had to be evacuated, forcing a delay in the ceremonial process cementing Biden’s victory.
In Oregon, peaceful demonstrations quickly turned violent outside of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.
Although rally leader said, “Today we’re gonna be peaceful. We’re not gonna give them an excuse… we may be from different groups but we’re all here for the same reason,” there have been reports of fireworks being thrown at officers, as well as smoke bombs and pepper spray.
The Oregon State Police have officially declared the event an unlawful assembly, and have arrested one person for harassment and disorderly conduct.
The Oregon State Police has declared this event an unlawful assembly. You must disperse from the @OregonCapitol area immediately. Failure to do so may subject you to arrest and/or use of force; to include impact munitions and riot control agents pic.twitter.com/XyipcxARdh
— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) January 6, 2021
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Here’s what the Oregon State Capitol looked like today:
Proud boys fight left wing counter protestors pic.twitter.com/HRLEgAVb6Q
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) January 6, 2021
In other parts of the United States, Trump loyalists are also rioting.
— Anonymous 👥 (@YourAnonCentral) January 6, 2021
Fireworks are thrown at officers. It has been declared An unlawful assembly at the Salem state capitol building#January6th #Trump #TrumpRally #StopTheSteaI2020 #StopTheSteaI #Oregon pic.twitter.com/ZZtAwYtdNd
— Bethany Kerley (@TopQualityFire) January 6, 2021
Incidentes ahora en el Capitolio de Oregonpic.twitter.com/Kwbf93MkNk
— 6w (@6w_es) January 6, 2021
Oregon’s Capitol pic.twitter.com/ObdVc0thuD
— Saphara Harrell (@daisysaphara) January 6, 2021
The far right beats the shit out of someone with batons pic.twitter.com/HXCKfNvEAO
— Laura Jedeed, Space Professional (@LauraJedeed) January 6, 2021
ÚLTIMA HORA 23.26 h: Enfrontaments entre grups opositors al Capitoli a l’estat d’Oregon.
👉🏻 Hi ha temor que la violència del Capitoli, a Washington, s’extengui a d’altres estats.pic.twitter.com/MtsWv0DfcJ
— Sergi Maraña 😷🎗 (@SergiMaranya) January 6, 2021
Trump, who reportedly encouraged supporters to go to Washington for the vote count, asked everyone to “remain peaceful” on Twitter. He has not yet addressed the nation.
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021