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United States: Woman shot dead in Capitol Hill

A woman shot on the United States Capitol grounds, where supporters of Donald Trump sowed chaos for several hours on Wednesday, January 6, is died of his wounds police spokeswoman Alaina Gertz told AFP.

The victim would have received a bullet in the shoulder, according to an agent quoted by Washington Post, before being evacuated on a stretcher. Washington Police Chief Robert Contee told a news conference that an investigation was opened, without providing any information about the circumstances of the drama.


Earlier in the day, thousands of protesters invaded the Capitol in Washington, confusing the session of Congress that was to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 3.

Protesters invade during debates in the House of Representatives, took over the terraces of the Capitol and caused the evacuation of buildings. The extraordinary session that was underway in the Congress must have been urgently interrupted.

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