US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Capitol Hill, in honor of police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured throughout a pro-Trump protest when rioters stormed the advanced.
Sicknick handed away within the hospital on Thursday, after he was injured by a rioter within the US Capitol the day earlier than. The officer is one among 5 individuals who died throughout the occupation of the Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters. An unarmed protester, Ashli Babbitt, was shot by police contained in the constructing, whereas three different individuals suffered deadly “medical emergencies.”
I’ve ordered the flags on the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Officer Sicknick’s honor. Might or not it’s a consolation to Officer Sicknick’s household that so many mourn with and pray for them at this unhappy time.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2021
The riot noticed a crowd of Trump supporters push contained in the Capitol as lawmakers inside licensed Joe Biden’s electoral victory. The gang chanted, jeered, and vandalized the workplaces of politicians, as some clashed with police and others took selfies contained in the constructing.
Wednesday’s occasions had been condemned throughout the political spectrum. Earlier than ordering flags lowered, Pelosi known as the rioters “terrorists” and branded their occupation of the Capitol an “armed rebellion.” The Home Speaker additionally known as for Trump’s impeachment, and for the president’s workers to take away him on grounds of unfitness for workplace through the twenty fifth Modification.
Cops in Washington held a vigil for Sicknick on Thursday night time, with a convoy of lit-up police automobiles parading previous the Washington Monument within the early hours of Friday morning.
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