Demonstrations in Oregon turn violent following breach of the US Capitol (VIDEOS)

Jan 6 2021, 10:48 pm

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.

Here’s what the Oregon State Capitol looked like today:

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.

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