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Facebook has removed a video of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to his followers amid violent disturbances from his platform.

Guy Rosen, vice president of Facebook’s security and integrity team, said the video was withdrawn because it “contributes more than lowers the risk of continued violence.”

Sir Triumph had posted the video calling for law and order as protests at the US Capitol in Washington escalated into chaos.
Today's mob violence marks the first time the United States Capitol has been violated in 207 years.

Launch of tear gas and grenades as protesters storm the US Capitol.

In the video, Trump called on his supporters to respect law enforcement and reiterated his claims that his election was stolen.

“I know your pain. I know you are hurt. We had a choice that was stolen from us,” he said.

“It was a crushing choice. And everyone knows it. Especially the other side.”

He asked his followers to “go home in peace.”

“We don’t want anyone to get hurt,” he said.

“It is a very difficult period of time.

“There’s never been a time like this when something like this happened where they could take it from us all.”

He spoke directly to the protesters who stormed the United States Capitol.

“We love you. You are very special.”

Twitter did not remove the video, but it did flag some of Trump’s tweets with a disclaimer and prohibited users from sharing them.

“This claim of voter fraud is in dispute, and this Tweet cannot be replied to, retweeted or liked due to the risk of violence,” the message read.

A protester has reddened eyes after confronting the police. (AP)
Weapons in hand, United States Capitol Police stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to enter the House Chamber at the United States Capitol. (AP)
Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House of House on the United States Capitol on Wednesday, Jan.6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite) (AP)

The top House Republican said he had to plead with Trump to address the nation.

“I called the president and explained what was happening,” minority leader Kevin McCarthy told US network ABC.

“I begged him to go talk to the nation.”

A prominent member of Congress also called for Trump to be impeached immediately.

Ayanna Pressley, a Democrat from Massachusetts known as a member of the progressive “squad” in the House of Representatives, tweeted the message.

“Donald J. Trump should be impeached immediately by the House of Representatives and removed by the United States Senate as soon as Congress reconvenes,” he wrote.

“This is dangerous and unacceptable.”

Another House Democrat, Ilhan Omar, said she was writing articles of impeachment.

Police clear supporters before imposed curfew

Police are clearing out supporters after they breached one of America’s most iconic buildings, plunging the nation’s capital into chaos.

Shortly after 1 pm local time, hundreds of pro-Trump protesters broke through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they clashed with officers in full riot gear, some calling the officers “traitors” for doing his work.

Trump supporters gather in front of the Capitol. (AP)

An armed confrontation took place at the main door of the House at 3 pm local time, and the police officers pointed their weapons at someone who was trying to break it.

Smoke grenades were used on the Senate side of the Capitol, as police work to clear the building of rioters.

Windows on the west side of the Senate have been smashed and hundreds of officers are gathering on the first floor of the building.

People take refuge in the gallery of the Chamber as protesters try to break into the Chamber of the Chamber. (AP)

The Senate floor was cleared of rioters at 3:30 p.m., and an officer told CNN that they had been successfully led away from the Senate wing of the building and into the Rotunda, and were being led out of the building’s east and west doors. . Capitol.

The United States Capitol Police worked to secure the second floor of the Capitol first, and was seen just before 5 p.m. pushing protesters up the steps on the east side of the building.

Rows of officers could be seen gathering in the Capitol complex in all their riot gear.

People run through the halls as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the United States Capitol. (AP)

Vice President Mike Pence was also evacuated from Capitol, where he was to play his role in counting electoral votes.

The impressive display of insurrection was the first time the US Capitol had been breached since the British attacked and burned the building in August 1814, during the War of 1812, according to Samuel Holliday, director of fellowships and operations for the the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.


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