Capitol Hill Clashes is an Insurrection, Not Protest: Joe Biden
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Capitol Hill Clashes is an Insurrection, Not Protest: Joe Biden

By IndraStra Global News Team


Capitol Hill Clashes is an Insurrection, Not Protest: Joe Biden

On January 6, 2020, the US Capitol had to be locked down with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and the police. 


The US House of Representatives and Senate had met in a rare joint session to begin considering the certification of Electoral College results, that show Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump. Lawmakers had been debating a last-ditch effort by pro-Trump lawmakers to challenge the results, an effort that was unlikely to succeed.


Capitol Hill Clashes is an Insurrection, Not Protest: Joe Biden

A visibly distraught but, steely US President-elect Joe Biden appeared on US television and asked President Trump to "step-up" and end the violent and unprecedented development at US Capitol. "This is not protest, this is insurrection," said Biden during his address. He further added, "This has to end now".


Capitol Hill Clashes is an Insurrection, Not Protest: Joe Biden


After the situation at the Capitol Hill areas grew tense and violent, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a citywide curfew of 6 pm local time (2300 GMT)


In response to this event, Twitter locked the account of President Trump, which prevents him from posting messages to his more than 88 million followers, after a day of violence in the nation’s capital and a string of inaccurate and inflammatory posts from the President.


Capitol Hill Clashes is an Insurrection, Not Protest: Joe Biden


However, Wall Street largely shrugged off unrest in Washington. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at 30,829.40, up 1.4 percent, and the broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.6 percent to close at 3,748.14. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shed 0.6 percent at 12,740.79.


With reporting by CNN, CNBC, and The Wall Street Journal


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