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UPDATE: CNN Multiple officers injured at Capitol: More law enforcement coming

Pamela Brown CNN

ATF, FBI, US Park Police, all 1100 of DC National Guard, MD and VA state police and local police coming in

You know, I took part in the 1971 May Day protest agaist the Vietnam war

The whole intent of the protest was to block some streets to demonstrate against the war.

The cops went crazy. They gassed, and beat, and cuffed, and dragged thousands of mostly peaceful protestors into holding pens at RFK Stadium. I saw a cop karate chop a woman who didn't seem to have anything to do with the protests and did nothing wrong. My role was witnessing, staying out of trouble, and bailing people out of jail.

If today's law enforcement reaction to the riots in DC had been even HALF as strong as the response to May Day, this would be over by now.

UK prime minister describes scene on Capitol Hill as "disgraceful"

UK prime minister describes scene on Capitol Hill as "disgraceful"

From CNN's Nada Bashir

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described scenes in Washington, DC — where rioters have breached the US Capitol — as “disgraceful,” calling for a peaceful transfer of power.

"Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress,” Johnson tweeted Wednesday.

“The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power,” he added.

Earlier on Wednesday, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the British government has “full confidence” that the US checks and balances system will ensure that the outcome of the election is “properly decided, determined and then respected.”



Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 6, 2021

Twitter restricts engagement with Trump's labeled tweets amid Capitol riots

Twitter restricts engagement with Trump's labeled tweets amid Capitol riots

From CNN’s Brian Fung

Twitter moved Wednesday to restrict engagement with tweets by President Trump and others that have been labeled “due to a risk of violence."

The announcement comes after hours of silence as violent rioters descended on the US Capitol, and amid mounting calls by the Anti-Defamation League and others for Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended outright.

Twitter did not directly address those calls, but said that the restrictions on sharing and engagement are part of its efforts to monitor the “ongoing situation in Washington.”

Likes have been disabled on Trump’s tweet that claimed Vice President Mike Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done,” and those wishing to retweet Trump’s tweet are being prompted to add a comment rather than simply amplifying the content.

At least two real explosive devices in DC rendered safe by law enforcement

At least two real explosive devices in DC rendered safe by law enforcement

From CNN's Pervaiz Shallwani

At least two suspected pipe bombs have been rendered safe by law enforcement — one at a building that houses RNC offices and one in the US Capitol complex, a federal law enforcement official tells CNN

The official said these were real explosive devices and they were blown up to be rendered safe.

CNN commentator, TAPPER: "Trump pours more fuel on the fire" in video message

"Clear acts of violence and sedition by Trump supporters"


From Trump's message, via HuffPost:

Moments after Biden delivered a live national address calling for an end to the violence at the Capitol, Trump tweeted a recorded message telling his supporters to "go home now."

"We had an election that was stolen from us," Trump falsely claimed, adding: "But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We to have law and order."

"This is fraudulent election but we can't play into the hands of these people," he continued. "We have to have peace."

CNN: Rioters want to "occupy the Capitol through the night," source says

A source close to the White House who is in touch with some of the rioters at the Capitol said it's the goal of those involved to stay inside the Capitol through the night. It's a potential disruption that would further delay the constitutional process that was interrupted by the violence on the Hill.
""Their goal is to occupy the Capitol through the night," the source said of some of the rioters."

As reported earlier, a White House adviser said some aides around President Trump are becoming furious that the President won't do more to stop the insurrection at the Capitol. The adviser said aides have been all but begging Trump to come out and make a statement to begin to calm the situation.

"He doesn't want to," to do more than what he is doing right now, the adviser said.

"If we could throw him to the angry mob, we'd throw him to the angry mob now,"

DC police officer taken to the hospital after being pepper sprayed

DC police officer taken to the hospital after being pepper sprayed

From CNN's Pervaiz Shallwani

At least one officer was pepper sprayed and taken to an area hospital, according Douglas Buchanan, chief of communications for the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Buchanan also said others have been treated and taken to hospitals throughout the day – ranging from cardiac arrest to someone who suffered multiple fractures after falling from scaffolding on the West end of the U.S. Capitol.

Biden: "Our democracy is under unprecedented assault"

Biden: "Our democracy is under unprecedented assault"

From CNN's Maureen Chowdhury

President-elect Joe Biden addressed the riots that erupted at the US Capitol building, calling it an "assault" on democracy.

"At this hour, our democracy's under unprecedented assault. Unlike anything we've seen in modern times. An assault on the citadel of liberty, the Capitol itself. An assault on the people's representatives and the Capitol Hill police, sworn to protect them. And the public servants who work at the heart of our Republic... Let me be very clear. The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a true America. Do not represent who we are. What we're seeing are a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent. It's disorder. It's chaos. It borders on sedition. And it must end now," Biden said.

Where is the Goddamn Cabinet? Invoke the 25th!

Get this traitor out of office ASAP
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