Violence erupts at US Capitol, 1 dead; Twitter, Facebook block Donald Trump
Washington : A woman has been shot dead in the US Capitol after thousands of angry supporters of President Donald Trump launched an unprecedented attack and clashed with the police officials on the spot, resulting in several injuries and interruption in official process of Joe Biden taking over the top post.
Soon after the violence was reported, Twitter blocked Donald Trump’s account for around 12 hours and deleted his three recent tweets “for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy”. Earlier, he asked his supporters to move towards the US Capitol, later he asked them to abide by the law and go back home after the violent clash.
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement,” Trump tweeted an hour after protestors breached the security cordon. Meanwhile, President-elect Biden said he was shocked and sad to see the US “come to such a dark moment”.
Facebook, on the other hand, also removed US President Donald Trump's video addressing his supporters during violence at US Capitol. "We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence," tweets Facebook Vice President of Integrity, Guy Rosen.
Meanwhile, former US President Barack Obama denounced the US Capitol violence and blamed Donald Trump and Republicans for the unrest in the nation.