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United States: Police and media outnumber protesters at rally supporting pro-Trump rioters

A few hundred protesters gathered around the US Capitol on Saturday, for a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the building on 6 January. But the group were easily outnumbered by the police and journalists present. Ahead of the event, police said they had detected “threats of violence” and security was tightened […]

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United States: Police detect ‘some threats of violence’ at Capitol pro-Trump rally

Police say they have detected “some threats of violence” ahead of a planned right-wing rally in Washington DC on Saturday. Event organisers say it is aimed at supporting those arrested for taking part in the Capitol riots on 6 January. Security has been tightened in Washington ahead of the rally, at which 700 people are […]

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United States: Man arrested for making bomb threat near Congress building in Washington DC

A man was arrested for making a bomb threat near the Congress building in Washington DC. The man, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, surrendered hours after the threat was made. US Capitol Police had been negotiating with the driver who had parked a pick-up truck near the Library of Congress, across the street from […]

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Republicans block 9/11 style bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol Hill riot

Republicans in the US Senate blocked a bill to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol Hill riot. The measure passed the US House of Representatives last week. Members of ex-President Donald Trump’s party said the riot is already being investigated by congressional panels. Democrats argued that forming a commission, similar to the one […]

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Donald Trump launches website to spread ‘false claims’

Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a space on his website where he can post messages that can be shared by others to Twitter and Facebook, sites where he remains, at the moment, banned. Trump was barred from a slew of social media platforms following the deadly January 6 storming of the U.S. […]

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Capitol Riots: Police officer directed all units to look for only anti-Trump crowds on January 6

The US Capitol police officer directed “all outside units” on the morning of Capitol riots – January 6 to only monitor for anti-Trump agitators “who want to start a fight,” not any “pro-Trump in the crowd,” according to the findings of a newly revealed internal investigation. Representative from California Zoe Lofgren described the radio broadcast, […]

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Police officer who died after Capitol riots died of natural causes: Chief medical examiner rules

The US police officer who died after January’s Capitol riot had two strokes and died from natural causes, the chief medical examiner for Washington DC has ruled. Two men are accused of using a type of pepper spray on Officer Brian Sicknick. However, the ruling means they are now unlikely to be charged with homicide. […]

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US Capitol: Car rams into security barricade; suspect shot dead, officer killed

A car rammed into a security barrier at the US Capitol complex in Washington DC, leaving one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries. Then the driver lunged towards the officers with a knife, police said. The officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead. Authorities said the attack, which came three months […]

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Facebook just banned the ‘voice of Donald Trump’ from its platform

Facebook has removed a video of former US President Donald Trump from the page of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The social media giant banned Mr Trump from its platform in January following riots by his supporters on the Capitol building in Washington. Lara Trump, a new Fox News contributor, posted a video of herself interviewing […]

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Trump claims his supporters were ‘hugging and kissing’ on January 6 Capitol riots

Former US President Donald Trump has claimed that his supporters were “hugging and kissing” police officers and posed “zero threat” despite widespread violence, injuries to law enforcement officers and five deaths on January 6 Capitol riots. Calling into Fox News on Thursday night, Trump was asked if he was concerned about the US Capitol’s beefed […]

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United States: Security enhanced amid ‘possible plot to breach’ US Capitol

US Capitol Police on Wednesday said they gathered intelligence that an “identified militia group” has possible plans to breach the seat of government on March 4 and hence increased security measures in response. “The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the […]

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Woman who charged in US Capitol riot granted permission to take Mexico trip

A Texas woman who has been charged with Capitol insurrection was granted permission to go to Mexico later this month, a federal judge ruled on Friday. The case involving Jenny Cudd got national attention this week after she wrote to a judge asking for permission to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico, for a four-day retreat this […]