A Woman Shot During Washington DC Violence Has Died
A woman shot during the violence in Washington DC today has died, according to reports from NBC News.
Police in the United States capital city had confirmed earlier that a woman had been shot inside the Capitol Building, which was stormed by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, but officials were unable to confirm the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Several others were injured and taken to hospital, including a police officer.
The woman has not yet been identified, but - according to reports - a bloodied woman was seen being removed from the building on a stretcher.
The violence in Washington today has also seen two suspected explosive devices discovered at the headquarters of the USA's two major political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republicans.
The device at the GOP offices was detonated safely by a bomb squad.
President-elect Joe Biden called on Donald Trump to denounce the violence and send his supporters home, tweeting: "I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege."
Trump then appeared outside the White House in a Twitter video to ask the rioters to leave peacefully, but took the opportunity to reiterate his baseless claims that the November 3 election was 'stolen' or in some way fraudulent.
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He said: "I know your pain, I know you're hurt, we had an election that was stolen from us, it was a landslide election and every knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now, we have to have peace.
"We have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order - we don't want anybody hurt.
"It's a very tough period of time, there's never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us, from me, from you, and from our country.
"This was a fraudulent election, but we can't play into the hands of these people.
"We have to have peace, so go home. We love you, you're very special. You've seen what happens, you've seen the way that others are treated that are so bad and so evil.
"I know how you feel, but go home, and go home in peace."
However, he later tweeted seemingly in support of the rioters, writing: "These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.
"Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!"
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