President Donald Trump called for “peaceful” protests on Wednesday after his supporters entered the Capitol following a rally during which he urged Congress to reject Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory, reported news agency AFP.
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement,” Trump said on Twitter more than an hour after protesters breached a security cordon.
“They are truly on the side of our Country,” Trump said. “Stay peaceful!”
The House of Representatives and Senate went into recess as protesters disrupted a session called to certify the Electoral College votes from the November 3 presidential election.