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

by 24USATVJan. 7, 2021, 6:50 p.m. 22
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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. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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