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Beyond DC: Protests rock California, Utah, Michiga

As rioters stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., protesters in support of President Donal

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Beyond DC: Protests rock California, Utah, Michiga
07 Ocak 2021 - 19:00
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California

Pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters gathered at Los Angeles City Hall at about 1 p.m. PT., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Ringo Chiu/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump protest in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump supporters, fueled by his spurious claims of voter fraud, protested the expected certification of Joe Biden's White House victory by the U.S. Congress.

When some pro-Trump protesters attempted to "take" an intersection, they were met by anti-Trump protesters, resulting in a physical confrontation, police said.

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"The LAPD's Metropolitan Division was at the scene but did not engage in any crowd management or crowd control," police said.

An unlawful assembly was declared and six people were arrested: three for carrying unpermitted items while attending a public demonstration, two for failing to disperse and one for resisting/obstructing an officer.

Washington state

Shortly before 3 p.m. PT, protesters gained access to the grounds of the Washington state Governor's Mansion in Olympia, Washington, Washington State Patrol spokesman Darren Wright said.

The state patrol responded to the first call of a breach and officers dispersed the crowd, Wright said.

"They did not make access to the entrance itself, just to the grounds," Wright said, adding that the protest was peaceful.

No arrests were made, he said.

The state patrol is investigating how the breach occurred, he said.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a video message that he was safe.

Ted S. Warren/APSupporters of President Trump, including those with guns and a bat, stand outside the Governor's Mansion after breaching a perimeter fence, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., following a protest against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, D.C., affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The area was eventually cleared by policTed S. Warren/APProtesters stand outside the Governor's Mansion after getting through a perimeter fence, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., following a protest against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, D.C., affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory.Oregon

Altercations erupted at the Oregon Capitol in Salem "despite repeated attempts to keep opposing groups from converging toward violence," Salem police said.

The altercations "ended swiftly when officers arrived," police said.

"No force was necessary to separate the two groups," police added.

The Oregon State Police, who declared the event an unlawful assembly, said one person was arrested for harassment and disorderly conduct.

Terray Sylvester/ReutersA protester holds a sign saying "Trump Won" at a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 6, 2021.Utah

About 400 Trump supporters came together at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that one of its photographers was pepper-sprayed and verbally harassed while covering the protest.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted in response, "This is disgusting. We will work with Capitol security to ensure the perpetrator(s) are held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Michigan

About 700 to 800 people came to the lawn of Michigan's Capitol in Lansing, some bringing rifles and "Stop the steal" signs, The Detroit Free Press reported.

One woman held a sign that said, “ELECTION #’S AS PHONY AS COVID #’S”.

No one tried to get inside the building, the Free Press said, and the state police called the crowd "cooperative."

Paul Sancya/APSupporters of President Donald Trump gather at a rally at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021.Paul Sancya/APA man carries a rifle during a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021.Georgia

About 100 protesters, some armed with long guns, came to Georgia's Capitol in Atlanta, The Associated Press reported.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff evacuated their offices as the protesters assembled outside.

Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via APChester Doles, rear center, leader of American Patriots USA, is surrounded by supporters as he makes his way to a 'Stop the Steal' rally outside of the Georgia State Capitol building, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. Doles gave a speech at the rally and then entered the building in a failed attempt to speak with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.Colorado

Hundreds of Trump supporters united outside Colorado's Capitol in Denver for a peaceful rally, The Denver Post reported.

Some wore helmets, knee pads and gloves with hardened knuckles, while others held signs that said "Media is the virus," the Post reported.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said he instructed city municipal buildings to close early "out of an abundance of caution."

Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesDonald Trump supporters protest the election outside the Colorado State Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Denver, Colo. Trump supporters gathered at state capitals across the country to protest the ratification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.Minnesota

About 500 Trump supporters, some clad in Colonial-era costumes, assembled at Minnesota's Capitol in St. Paul,The Star Tribune reported.

Some protesters laughed when they learned about the mob sieging the U.S. Capitol in D.C., the newspaper said.

"We are going to fight, we are going to go down, there's going to be casualties," said local Republican Party leader Alley Waterbury, according to the Tribune. "I'll be the first casualty, I do not care."

"This is 1776 … the time for talk is over," one man told the Tribune. "Be on the right side of history because we are about to make it."

Minnesota state troopers guarded the Capitol entrances. A few protesters went from the Capitol to the governor's home, which was guarded by state troopers, according to the newspaper.

Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via APProtesters attended a rally in support of President Donald Trump on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn.Arizona

About 1,000 Trump supporters converged at Arizona's Capitol in Phoenix for a 10-hour-long protest, The Arizona Republic reported.

A few Trump supporters banged on state Capitol building's doors, shouting "Freedom!" and yelling for the governor, the newspaper reported.

Some protesters brought a wooden guillotine with a Trump flag on it, the Republic reported.

Ross D. Franklin/APSupporters of President Donald Trump march to protest at the Arizona Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Phoenix.
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