Officials say 4 dead; 1 woman shot by police, 3 in medical emergencies


Members of the D.C. National Guard are deployed outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)


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Heavily armed police secured the U.S. Capitol nearly four hours after supporters of President Donald Trump pushed past barricades and forced themselves inside the complex on Wednesday, with at least four deaths reported.


Washington police Chief Robert Contee said the dead included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, and three others who died in "medical emergencies."

华盛顿警察局长罗伯特.康提说,死者包括一名被美国国会警察开枪打死的妇女,以及三名由于 “医疗紧急情况”而造成的死者。

The woman was shot as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.


Trump had urged his supporters to come to Washington to protest Congress's formal approval of president-elect Joe Biden's win in the general election, pushing unfounded claims that the election was stolen.


Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hourslong occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared by law enforcement. Several police officers were injured.


Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol amid Wednesday's violent protests in Washington. (Jose Luis Magana/The Associated Press)


An announcement saying "the Capitol is secure" rang out Wednesday evening inside a secure location for officials of the House. Lawmakers applauded, and Congress reconvened, vowing to finish confirming the electoral college vote for Biden's election, even if it took all night.


In a late-night conference, the police chief said 52 people have been arrested. Contee said that 47 of them were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6 p.m. curfew; 26 involved people arrested on U.S. Capitol grounds.


Several others were arrested on charges related to carrying unlicensed or prohibited firearms.


Video footage showed officers earlier letting people calmly walk out the doors of the Capitol despite the rioting and vandalism.


Outside, as darkness began to set in, law enforcement officials worked their way toward the protesters, using percussion grenades to try to clear the area around the Capitol. Big clouds of tear gas were visible.


Police in full riot gear moved down the west steps, clashing with demonstrators.


The Pentagon said about 1,100 D.C. National Guard members were being mobilized to help support law enforcement.


Earlier Wednesday afternoon, chambers abruptly recessed as dozens of people breached security perimeters and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the rotunda.


Thousands of people protested at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., crashing through barricades and climbing the steps as Congress voted to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.


The parade of jaw-dropping images continued: a man in a Make America Great Again hat, his feet up on Pelosi's desk, another striding through the rotunda with a Confederate flag over his shoulder, the dais occupied by a man with a Trump flag as a cape.


The skirmishes outside occurred in the very spot where Biden will be inaugurated in just two weeks.


Protesters tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol's steps and were met by officers in riot gear.


An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Congress had been meeting to ratify president-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 electoral college win over Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the electoral college votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results.
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Congress had been meeting to ratify president-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 electoral college win over Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the electoral college votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Leah Millis/Reuters)


Police officers in riot gear monitor protesters gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday evening.


Paramedics perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an injured woman Wednesday in Washington.


Earlier Wednesday, supporters of Trump try to break through a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.


Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol.


Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on Wednesday at the Capitol.


Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.


Trump supporters protest inside the U.S. Capitol.


U.S. Capitol Police detain protesters outside of the House chamber during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday in Washington.


U.S. Capitol Police point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House chamber during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.


Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday in Washington.


A protester sits inside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inside the Capitol on Wednesday.


Members of Congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House chamber during the joint session of Congress on Wednesday.


People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House chamber.


A protester holds a Trump flag inside the U.S. Capitol building near the Senate chamber on Wednesday.


Some tried to push past the officers who held shields, and officers could be seen firing pepper spray into the crowd. Some in the crowd were shouting "traitors" as officers tried to keep them back.


The skirmishes came shortly after Trump addressed thousands of his supporters, riling up the crowd with his baseless claims of election fraud at a rally near the White House on Wednesday ahead of Congress's vote.


"We will not let them silence your voices," Trump told the protesters, who had lined up before sunrise to get a prime position to hear the president.


After the Capitol was first breached, Trump encouraged supporters in a tweet to "remain peaceful," but didn't call for them to disperse.


'Unprecedented assault'


Biden, who said U.S. democracy was under "unprecedented assault," called on Trump to go on national television and demand an end to "this siege."


Shortly afterward, Trump released a video on Twitter that repeated false statements about the election being stolen, but also told protesters to "go home now." (Twitter and Facebook eventually removed the video and suspended Trump from posting to their platforms.)

不久之后,川普在推特上发布了一段视频,重复了关于选票被窃取的虚假声明,但他也告诉抗议者“赶快回家。” (Twitter和Facebook最终删除了这段视频,并禁止特朗普在它们的平台上发帖。)

Vice-President Mike Pence had earlier called on protesters to leave immediately.

副总统迈克·彭斯(Mike Pence)早些时候呼吁抗议者立即离开。

In a tweet Pence said, "This attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern about the violent scenes.

加拿大总理贾斯廷·特鲁多(Justin Trudeau)对暴力场面表示担忧。

Elsewhere in the U.S., Trump supporters massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico, leading to some evacuations as cheers rang out in reaction to the news that pro-Trump demonstrators had stormed the U.S. Capitol.


Hundreds of people gathered in state capitals across the country, waving signs saying "Stop the Steal" and "Four more years," most of them not wearing masks despite the coronavirus pandemic. A few carried long guns in places like Oklahoma and Georgia.


New Mexico state police evacuated staff from a Statehouse building that includes the governor's office and the secretary of state's office as a precaution shortly after hundreds of flag-waving supporters arrived in a vehicle caravan and on horseback.