Four people have been killed as hundreds of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol, clashed with the police on Wednesday in a bid to stop Joe Biden’s victory being certified.
The chaotic scenes unfolded after Trump – who before the election refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost – addressed thousands of supporters near the White House and told them to march on the Capitol to express their anger at the voting process.
He told his supporters to pressure their elected officials to reject the results, urging them “to fight.”
It was only after violence broke out that he asked them to remain peaceful.
He posted a video telling his “very special” supporters inside the Capitol that he loves them and understands their pain but urged them “to go home”.