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January 6, 2021

GUNSHOTS in House Chamber

Hayley MillerReporter
48 seconds ago
HuffPost's Matt Fuller reports protesters have fired gunshots into the House chamber.

Ryan GrenobleReporter
4 minutes ago
Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) tweets that she’s locked in the House chamber, where members have been instructed to put on masks for tear gas.

January 6, 2021

UPDATES Huffpost Senate chamber entered

Paige LavenderReporter
Just Now
HuffPost's Igor Bobic reports protesters have entered the Senate chamber.

Lydia O'ConnorReporter
3 minutes ago
More reporting from HuffPost's Matt Fuller from Capitol Hill:

Hayley MillerReporter
4 minutes ago
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) called the Trump supporters' breach of the Capitol "a coup attempt."

"You are not protecting the country," Kinzinger tweeted. "Where is the DC guard? You are done and your legacy will be a disaster."

Ryan GrenobleReporter
4 minutes ago
Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) tweets that she’s locked in the House chamber, where members have been instructed to put on masks for tear gas.

Paige LavenderReporter
7 minutes ago
More than an hour after protesters breached barricades the Capitol, Trump tweeted for them to "Stay peaceful!"

Trump has repeatedly urged this revolt, pushing people to fight back against his election loss, and said earlier today he would march with supporters to the Capitol to protest, before he was taken safely back to the White House in his motorcade.

Sara BoboltzReporter
11 minutes ago
Protesters breaking windows were captured on film as Capitol police appear to have lost control of the situation:

January 6, 2021

CNN: House being evacuated

1 min ago
The House floor is being evacuated

From CNN's Phil Mattingly and pool reporters

A lawmaker confirms to CNN that the House floor being evacuated.

Protesters, who breached the Capitol building, were reportedly heard banging on the doors of the House floor.

January 6, 2021

Republican congressman tweets: "This is a coup attempt"

CNN: Republican congressman tweets: "This is a coup attempt"

Amid a breach of the U.S. Capitol by Pro-Trump protesters, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, tweeted calling it a "coup attempt."

Here's the tweet:

This is a coup attempt.
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 6, 2021

The Electoral College certification vote has been paused and the Capitol is on lockdown, according to Capitol police officers.

January 6, 2021

Capitol Police asking for assistance

CNN: Capitol Police ask for more law enforcement for assistance, including federal authorities

From CNN's Pamela Brown

The US Capitol Police is asking for additional law enforcement for assistance, including federal authorities, per a source familiar.

The source said there are several suspicious devices outside the Capitol Building.

A separate law enforcement source says the DC Metropolitan Police Department has sent more resources to assist the Capitol Police, including CDU platoons or Civil Disturbance Units.

January 6, 2021

Six Arrested as Pro-Trump Demonstrators Converge in DC to Protest Election Results; Streets Closed

Excerpt from larger article on NBC4Washington:

"Per the Metropolitan Police Department, there were six arrests (some with multiple charges) Tuesday on the following charges: carrying a pistol without a license, carrying a rifle without a license, high capacity feeding device, unregistered ammunition, unregistered firearm, assault on a police officer, simple assault, possession of a prohibited weapon (taser), traffic-related offense and possession of illegal fireworks

D.C. Fire and EMS reported that one person was taken to the hospital."


January 6, 2021

I wish I could hire a plane to fly a banner with GET OVER IT! over the mob in DC

when the Traitor-in-Chief is speaking.

GET OVER IT is what they screamed at us in 2016, etc.

Alas, I believe private planes are banned over the area.

It's a pleasant fantasy, though.

January 5, 2021

Los Angeles is running out of oxygen for patients as covid hospitalizations hit record highs nationw

Source: Washington Post

The United States has entered the new year with record numbers of Americans hospitalized with coronavirus, straining a health-care system bracing for a post-holidays surge that has the potential to further stretch hospitals.

At least 128,000 covid-19 patients were hospitalized nationwide as of Monday, eclipsing the record set in the last week of 2020. Facilities across the West and South are especially burdened.

Los Angeles County has been so overwhelmed it is running out of oxygen, with ambulance crews instructed to use oxygen only for their worst-case patients. Crews were told not bring patients to the hospital if they have little hope of survival and to treat and declare such patients dead on the scene to preserve hospital capacity. Several Los Angeles hospitals have turned away ambulance traffic in recent days because they can’t provide the air flow needed to treat patients.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/05/covid-hospitalizations-los-angeles-oxygen/

Why on earth are we not sending oxygen canisters via FEMA, the Red Cross, or the military?

How is it possible that in 2021, in Los Angeles, there is not enough oxygen to treat patients?
January 5, 2021

The far-right DC demonstrations have begun, a day early

Washington Post:

Trump supporters protesting the election begin demonstrating in D.C.

Marissa J. Lang, Peter Hermann, Emily Davies and Jessica Contrera
Jan. 5, 2021 at 3:07 p.m. EST

One day before Congress votes to certify that Joe Biden won the presidential election, Trump supporters who refuse to accept the reality of his defeat have begun demonstrating in Washington again. The city is bracing for 48 hours of potentially violent protests, egged on by President Trump himself.

One Wednesday gathering has a permit with the National Park Service for up to 30,000 people, but multiple events planned for Tuesday are already drawing crowds downtown. Among the masses: the far-right groups whose members were involved in stabbings and the vandalism of historic Black churches in the District during last month’s protest.

The city has mobilized the National Guard alongside its police force, which will focus on arresting anyone who is unlawfully armed. The mayor has asked residents to avoid the demonstrations, which will take place at Freedom Plaza, the Capitol and the Supreme Court on Tuesday.


By 2 p.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathered in Freedom Plaza, listening to speakers who repeated falsehoods about the election, offered prayers and shared discount codes for MyPillow, a company owned by a Trump ally. Some donned flak jackets with walkie talkies and camouflage fanny packs strapped around their waists.


And from NBC4Washington

Pro-Trump Demonstrators Converge in DC to Protest Election Results; Street Closures in Effect

By NBC Washington Staff • Published January 5, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered for a wave of demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the day before Congress meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College.

Trump's supporters plan to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president's unproven claims of widespread voter fraud.

Crowds of people, many carrying Trump flags, gathered a block from the White House on Freedom Plaza early Tuesday afternoon to kick off an event that could draw thousands, organizers say.

Speakers asked the crowd to chant "fake news" while repeating unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 election that are promoted by Trump and allies but refuted by election officials nationwide.


January 4, 2021

DC National Guard to Respond to Pro-Trump Protests This Week

Source: NBC Washington

Members of the D.C. National Guard will respond as supporters of President Donald Trump protest the 2020 election results in downtown D.C. this week.

The D.C. National Guard will assist the Metropolitan Police Department with crowd management and traffic control, MPD’s acting chief, Robert Contee, said at a news conference Monday morning. The department is expecting a crowd larger than at two pro-Trump events in D.C. last year.

Anyone who carries a gun at a protest or within 1,000 feet of a protest will be arrested, in line with D.C. law, the acting police chief said. Police posted signs this weekend in Freedom Plaza, where protests are expected, warning about the law.

Read more: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/dc-national-guard-to-respond-to-pro-trump-protests-this-week/2528488/

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