The Daily Populous

Thursday January 7th, 2021 day edition

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After being interrupted by a mob of Trump supporters unwilling to accept the result, the U.S. Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win — the last procedural step before his inauguration Jan. 20.

Some Republican lawmakers tried to block certification of Biden’s victory in states such as Arizona and Pennsylvania, but the Senate and House swept those objections aside.

The joint session adjourned after Vice President Mike Pence declared that Biden had won 306 electoral college votes to President Trump’s 232.

A woman who was fatally shot inside the Capitol — one of four people who died in the mayhem — was a San Diego resident, her family said.

Trump expressed support for the mob even as he urged them to leave the Capitol building.

Federal, state and military officers have been deployed to secure the area.

Full coverage| Photos | Coverage of protests in L.A. | Watch Biden’s statement. »

Jacinda Ardern on US Capitol riot: Democracy 'should never be undone by a mob'

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that democracy “should never be undone by a mob”, responding to the riots that erupted at the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC, on Thursday (NZ time).

Ricky Wilson/Stuff New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned the violence at the US Capitol building.

Former US ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown, a Trump appointee, left the role in December after Trump lost the election. »

FBI asks for help identifying people involved with violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday

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WASHINGTON (KKTV) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help from people with identifying those involved in the violence displayed at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

A violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election.

“The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021,” a post on the FBI website reads. »

US Capitol protest: Police took selfie with rioters in DC chaos

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But questions are being raised on social media about how seriously some police officers took the incident, given vision that has emerged.

A clip posted on TikTok from the scene shows police removing barriers to allow the rioters to continue towards the Capitol steps.

In addition, footage streamed live from inside appears to show police posing for selfies with members of the group. »