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Facebook calls Capitol rioting a "disgrace," but won't block Trump's account

Facebook calls Capitol rioting a "disgrace," but won't block Trump's account

From CNN's Brian Fung

Facebook condemned the violent riots at the US Capitol on Wednesday, but stopped short of saying President Trump would be blocked from the social media platform.

"The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace," said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone in a statement to CNN. "We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules."

Facebook’s policies on incitement do not carry exemptions or loopholes for elected officials, Stone added.

In accordance with Facebook’s approach to content labeling, users who attempt to share Trump’s labeled posts must click through an interstitial prompt.

But Facebook’s decision not to suspend Trump, at least for now, is likely to generate more criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League. The group on Wednesday called for Trump’s removal from social media platforms over his role in fomenting violence.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris calls for "assault" on Capitol to end

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris calls for "assault" on Capitol to end

From CNN's Jasmine Wright

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took to Twitter following President-elect Biden’s remarks Wednesday afternoon to call for an end to the violence at the Capitol

"I join President-elect @JoeBiden in calling for the assault on the Capitol and our nation’s public servants to end, and as he said, 'allow the work of democracy to go forward," she tweeted.

Harris was in Congress when the riots began but was safely evacuated.

I join President-elect @JoeBiden in calling for the assault on the Capitol and our nation’s public servants to end, and as he said, “allow the work of democracy to go forward.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 6, 2021

Rioters attacking press: HuffPost

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Another video shows rioters breaking down barricades to charge members of the press.
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Rioters outside the Capitol reportedly destroyed equipment branded with the Associated Press logo. A BuzzFeed News reporter at the scene said one man yelled: “We are the news now!”
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Trump's former homeland security adviser says the President is "culpable for this siege"

Trump's former homeland security adviser says the President is "culpable for this siege"

From CNN’s Kaitlan Collins

President Trump's first homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, is one of many former officials condemning his response to the mob chaos on Capitol Hill.

"This is beyond wrong and illegal. It’s un-American," Bossert tweeted. "The President undermined American democracy baselessly for months. As a result, he’s culpable for this siege, and an utter disgrace."

Bossert added: "Despite of him, not because of him, police will regain control and prosecute those involved."

Electoral College ballots rescued from Senate floor by staff: HuffPost

Carla RussoReporter
1 minute ago
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) tweeted a picture of several cases apparently containing electoral college ballots, which he said were "rescued from the Senate floor" by floor staff.

"If our capable floor staff hadn't grabbed them, they would have been burned by the mob," Merkley said.

White House staffers asked Trump to take action on riots CNN

White House staffers asked Trump to take action on riots

From CNN's Jim Acosta

A White House official told CNN that aides to the President went to Trump to have him make the order to deploy the National Guard to the US Capitol.

The official said aides also asked that Trump record a video calling for an end to the siege on the Hill.

In other words, these were not decisions Trump made on his own. Aides went to him to get him to do it.

A source familiar with the situation said White House staffers are "horrified" by the violence at the Capitol and are worried there will be more trouble on the streets tonight.

DC Metro police chief declares this a "riot" HuffPost

Sebastian MurdockReporter
5 minutes ago
Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said a riot was declared after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Numerous officers were injured with projectiles, and other rioters used chemical irritants. One woman was shot, Contee confirmed.

Contee said police are still working to "regain control of the Capitol."

Smaller protests are happening at Capitol buildings across the US

Smaller protests are happening at Capitol buildings across the US

From CNN's Steve Almasy

Smaller protests at Capitol buildings across the US have popped up, including in Salem, Oregon; Atlanta, Denver, and Topeka, where President Trump's supporters gathered.

Video from CNN affiliate KATU showed several hundred people at demonstration in front of the Oregon Capitol, standing in the drizzle. At one point, they interrupted a series of speakers to play Trump’s Twitter message to the rioters in Washington.

“That was the President. We’re not going home here; we’re just getting started,” a rally leader said.

In Atlanta, dozens of people stood across from the Capitol, many holding flags. In Denver, hundreds of people gathered outside the Colorado Capitol.

Authorities say a pro-Trump protest inside the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka was permitted and peaceful.

“There are no known issues that I am aware of,” Lt. Terry Golightly, a spokesperson for Kansas Capitol Police, told CNN. The demonstration was permitted for an hour and had ended, he said.

Former DC police chief Ramsey says Capitol Police "need to gain control"

There are 2000 Capitol Police, Ramsey told CNN. There's no was they (protesters) should have gotten in. Right now they've got to retake the Capitol.

"Somebody's got to take control, it's not going to be that guy at 166 Pennsylvania"


ALSO police in riot gear now moving to clear area



CNN: Police far outnumbered

But police helicopter has arrived

however protestors are still hanging out on Capitol steps, standing on government vehicles, no effort to stop them
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