The world watched as pro-Trump supporters scaled the walls of the U.S. Capitol building and breached the premises in an attempt to prevent power from being transferred to president-elect Joe Biden.
Trump himself tried to prevent the transfer, by putting pressure on Vice President Mike Pence. Following, a woman succumbing to a bullet wound to the chest, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee confirmed that four people died during the riots, while an additional 52 we arrested.
47 of the 52 arrests were made in relation to violating Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6 pm curfew, 26 of them being arrested on U.S. Capitol grounds. Two pipe bombs were recovered from the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic committees, and a cooler from a vehicle located at the Capitol containing flammable Molotov cocktails.
Mayor Bowser said police intend to use the public's help in identifying rioters in the dozens of viral videos, many of whom posed for photos.
The city is also under a 15-day public emergency declaration.
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