Twitter has blocked any interactions including retweets and replies to Donald Trump’s video response to the ongoing protests of his supporters at the Capitol, where one person has been shot.
‘I know your pain, I know your hurt, we had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election which we son,’ the president said in the video before urging people to go home.
A Twitter notification reads: ‘This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted or liked due to a risk of violence.’
Trump has sent in the National Guard to deal with the sitation and an earlier tweet simply read ‘no violence’.
He went on to say: ‘We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time. there’s never been a time likle this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us…
US Capitol riots
A large group of Donald Trump supporters have stormed the US Capitol building to try and stop Joe Biden being certified as the next president.
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‘This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace, so go home, we love you, you’re very special.’
Calling for an end to the disorder, Mike Pence tweeted: ‘The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. ‘Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building,’ he tweeted.
‘Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’
He has since been rushed to a secure location from the Capitol building.