68 arrests made after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol building
Washington, D.C. police chief Robert Conte on Thursday said 68 arrests had been made so far in connection to the Capitol building riots. He said only one of those arrested was from D.C., the rest were from outside the District of Columbia. He also said that they were circulating image and videos with hotels, businesses, the FBI and the airport authority to track down those photographed destroying property. He also provided the identities of the four people who died during the protests.
U.S. Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy also spoke Thursday and said that the entire D.C. National Guard has been mobilized and they have received support from multiple states, with 6,200 total guardsmen in the city by this weekend. He said in response to the Capitol riots, a seven-foot non-scalable fence was being erected around the Capitol building and would be in place for at least the next 30 days.
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