CNN reported, based on informed security sources, of the death of a police officer who participated in ending the disturbances by supporters of US President Donald Trump inside the Congress headquarters.
The network stated, citing 3 sources, that an officer in the Capitol Police died as a result of being seriously injured during the riots in the Capitol complex on Wednesday.
On Wednesday evening, a group of Trump supporters stormed the Congress headquarters while it was holding meetings to approve the results of the presidential election, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden, after a rally in which the current US president renewed his refusal to recognize the victory of his opponent.
Police units and special forces were later able to clear the congressional building of the intruders for lawmakers to announce their approval of the results of the vote, and this unprecedented unrest in general led to the deaths of 5 people, including a woman who was shot dead by a policeman and 3 people who died due to “accidents that required urgent aid.” At least 68 others were arrested, while Trump pledged after these events to implement an organized process of transferring power, despite his refusal to accept these results.
On Thursday, the White House reported that a number of Trump administration employees had resigned over these events, while Democrats in Congress moved to remove the president from power.
Source: “CNN” + agencies