At Least 68 People Arrested During Pro-Trump Attack on U.S. Capitol: Police

Date: 2021-01-07 18:07:36

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There were 68 arrests yesterday evening and into the early morning, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee says.

Only one of the arrestees is from D.C., he added.

A violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 amid the president’s final push for a second term in office despite his election loss by more than 7 million votes.

Intruders, some of them wearing tactical gear and waving Trump flags, broke windows and trashed offices in a chaotic scene that forced Congress to halt its proceeding to formally certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

Vice President Mike Pence vowed that “those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” and Biden said the incident wasn’t a protest, it was “insurrection.”

The slow response by police and the relatively few arrests have left observers wondering if the mob would face justice.

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