U.S. National Guard, federal police being deployed to DC after Trump rioters stormed Capitol building and attempted a coup

The White House said on Wednesday that National Guard troops along with other federal troops have been activated and are moving to DC.

President Donald Trump’s supporters staged a coup attempt in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States. At least one person is reported to have been shot.

They stormed the United States Capitol building in an attempt to stage a coup as Congress was about to certify Joseph R. Biden’s win. Biden defeated President Trump who has refused to concede defeat.

The Capitol has been put on lockdown as fear grows that there might be bombs and guns around the building.

DC Mayor has ordered a 6 p.m. curfew, even as the Vice President Mike Pence has been ushered out of the Senate building by the secret police.

House of Representatives members and Senators have been given gas masks and are being evacuated out of the Capitol building.

The protesters stormed the building after President Donald Trump delivered remarks calling for actions and ranting about election fraud.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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