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US Capitol: Violence never wins, freedom wins, says Pence

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United States Vice President, Mike Pence has condemned the violence that took place as a result of invasion of protesters on President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud to destruct the Congress’ vote to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory at the Capitol.

The Vice President who disclosed this on his official social platform on Thursday, expressed his dissatisfaction to the violence while hailed men and women in uniform who stayed at their post to defend this historic place.

According to him, “We condemn the violence that took place here in the strongest possible terms. We grieve the loss of life in these hallowed halls, as well as the injuries suffered by those who defended our Capitol today.

“And we will always be grateful for the men and women who stayed at their post to defend this historic place. To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the People’s House”, he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Protesters backing President Trump have massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.

Hundreds of people gathered in state capitals nationwide on Wednesday to oppose President-elect Joe Biden’s win, waving signs saying “Stop the steal” and “Four more years”. Most of them didn’t wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, and some carried guns in places like Oklahoma, Georgia, Arizona and Washington state.






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