The Pentagon has refused to send National Guard troops to help the Capitol, where protesters by supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed. About this in his TwitterThe Washington Post journalist Aaron Davis told the account, citing sources.
“A source told me that the Department of Defense has just rejected a request from DC officials to station the National Guard at the US Capitol,” the reporter wrote.
Earlier, Trump supporters clashed with police near the Capitol in Washington. The police used tear gas and non-lethal weapons to disperse them, several people were injured. Protesters broke into the building and surrounded the Senate Hall. The Senate and House of Representatives suspended the meeting. Trump himself has called on supporters to act peacefully and support the police.