American police have detained nearly 70 people involved in riots on the territory of the Capitol in Washington. This was stated by the head of city law enforcement, Robert Conti, reports TASS.
According to him, during the storming of the Capitol, 68 supporters of the current US President Donald Trump were detained. Among them 60 people are adult men, the rest are adult women. Conti also disclosed that 41 arrests were made on the territory of the Capitol and only one of those arrested was a resident of the District of Columbia (the capital of the United States).
At present, the work on bringing the participants of the pogrom to responsibility continues.
Earlier, Washington Mayor Mariel Bowser called the storming of the Capitol an act of domestic terrorism. She called on the US Congress to create a group to investigate the incident. In her opinion, Trump should be held accountable, like his supporters.
A day earlier, Republican protesters stormed the Capitol Building and surrounded the Senate Hall. The Senate and the House of Representatives interrupted a meeting at which it was planned to approve the results of the elections. According to this data, Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential elections.
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