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Capitol Locked Down Due To Protestors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Protestors stormed the Capitol building this afternoon, prompting officials to lock down the buildings. Warning lawmakers to wear gas masks.

The protestors were demonstrating against the certification of election results. 

President Trump, who had encouraged the protests, Tweeted, "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!"

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had asked residents to stay away from the downtown area and avoid engaging protestors.

Mayor Bowser ordered a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6 pm Wednesday to 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement:

“All Americans should be outraged by this attack on our nation’s Capitol. This is a heinous and violent assault on the heart of our democracy. I will not stand for this, and neither should any American.

“I am in close contact with congressional leaders about the situation inside the Capitol. At my direction, the Maryland State Police is sending in troopers to assist the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capitol Police. I have instructed the Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard to call up a rapid response force to support law enforcement and restore order.”

Twitter Removes Trump Tweets

Twitter removed removed three Tweets from President Trump for what it called "repeated and severe violations" of their Civic Integrity Policy.  The President's account will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of the messages. 

 

 

 

 

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