Trump asks people to “stay peaceful” and avoid violence

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Washington – US President Donald Trump asked people to “stay peaceful” and avoid violence, as dozens of people stormed US Capitol building and violently clashed with law enforcement on Wednesday.

Trump tweeted, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”

He also tweeted, “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!”

Violent protests broke out on Wednesday at US Capitol building where lawmakers were meeting and expected to vote for Joe Biden’s victory.

Police informed the Members of Congress inside the House chamber to put on gas masks after tear gas was dispersed in the Capitol Rotunda to control the crowd.

“Police have asked us to get gas masks out as there has been tear gas used in the rotunda,” House Democrat Jim Himes said on Twitter.