Woman Shot Dead In Washington DC Tweeted 'Nothing Will Stop Us' On Day Before Death
Ashli Babbitt, the woman shot dead during the violence yesterday in Washington DC, tweeted out how 'nothing would stop' Donald Trump's supporters protesting against the results of the election on the day before she died.
On her Twitter account, Babbitt wrote: "Nothing will stop us....they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours....dark to light!"
The 35-year-old, from San Diego in California, was amongst those who stormed the Capitol Building yesterday and suffered her injuries during that occupation.
She was taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries but died later in the day.
Her husband later talked of how she was a 'great patriot' and vehement Trump defender. The man - who did not wish to be named - said: "She was a strong supporter of President Trump and was a great patriot to all who knew her."
Babbitt was a 14-year veteran and served four tours of duty with the US Air Force.
The violence in DC also saw several other people - including at least one law enforcement officer - taken to hospital for treatment for injuries.
Three other people, two men and another woman, died from 'medical emergencies' during the unrest.
The incident stems from President Donald Trump's refusal to accept the results of last year's US election, in which he was soundly beaten by Democratic candidate and now President elect Joe Biden.
Biden's presidency was confirmed today after Congress certified his electoral college victory. He will assume office after an inauguration ceremony on 20 January in the US capital city.
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While the outgoing president has called for his supporters to be peaceful, he has continuously reiterated his baseless allegations about the legality of the election, asserting that it was in some way 'stolen' despite legal challenges having been roundly dismissed.
Speaking in a Twitter video before his account was suspended, Trump 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."
He continued: "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."
Joe Biden also tweeted: "Let me be very clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it's disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now."
He later added: "America is so much better than what we're seeing today."
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