Washington DC police confirmed four dead after Trump supporters stormed US Congress over election result
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Washington DC police confirmed four dead after Trump supporters stormed US Congress over election result

7 January , 11:32In the world
The Washington authorities confirmed the deaths of a total of four people during protests in front of the US Congress on Wednesday. This was announced at a press conference by the head of the Metropolitan Police, Robert Conti.

At least 14 metropolitan police officers were injured during the demonstrations. Two of them were hospitalized.

He confirmed the death of one woman from a gunshot wound received in the Congress building and specified that the shot was fired by a police officer, TASS reports.

Conti also reported three other deaths, without specifying the specific reasons for these deaths. "In addition to this, there were reports today that three more people have also died in the area around the Capitol Building: one adult woman and two adult men experienced various medical emergencies that led to their death", - he said.

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has called on all parties in the United States to uphold the rule of law, a statement on site.

The events unfolding in Washington in recent hours were called alarming by the ODIHR, expressing "concern about the integrity of the democratic process" and calling on "all parties to adhere to the principles of democracy and the rule of law".

As the bureau recalled, “being one of 57 countries in the OSCE region, the United States has committed itself not only to hold democratic elections, but also to ensure that“ candidates who receive the required number of votes will take up their positions in the prescribed manner”. “Considering that the US legal system ensures a smooth transition of power, restraint of all participants in this process remains vital even in a state with such strong institutions and traditional respect for democratic norms. Neither incitement to violence nor violence itself has a place in the democratic process", the ODIHR (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights) stated.

Republican senators in a joint congressional meeting refused to join party members from the House of Representatives and to protest the approval of electoral votes from the state of Georgia. As a result, Congress approved the victory in this state of Democrat Joseph Biden.

Republicans filed a protest at a meeting of the US Congress for the approval of the results of the presidential elections in Pennsylvania.

The US Senate dismissed objections to the approval of the Pennsylvania presidential election.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said no further objections were expected from members of the US Senate to approve the outcome of the US presidential election.

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