Woman Shot on Capitol Hill was A “Trump Supporter”

Washington | The woman who died Wednesday after participating in the coup in Congress was shot dead by Capitol Hill police, the Washington police chief said.

An ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, her name was Ashli Babbitt and lived in the San Diego area of southern California, U.S. media reported.

She was part of a group of protesters who wreaked havoc on Capitol Hill as elected officials began to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory.

“Uniformed officers of the Capitol Police confronted them and at one point one of them used his service weapon” and touched her, said at a press conference on chef Robert Contee. She was pronounced dead after being transferred to hospital.

An internal investigation was opened into this “tragic event”, he added.

Three other people – a woman and two men – died in the vicinity of the Capitol “of a separate medical emergency,” Contee said, without giving further details or saying whether they were participants in the protests.

The causes of their deaths cannot be established until they are examined by a forensic doctor, he added.

The police, he said, also carried out 52 arrests on Wednesday, including 26 inside the Capitol.

To ward off possible new protests, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the state of emergency in the federal capital for 15 days,

On her Twitter account, she introduced herself as a “veteran” and “libertarian”, showing her love for her country. She had recently retweeted numerous messages from people traveling to Washington to protest at Donald Trump’s appeal.

On Tuesday, Ashli ​​Babbitt replied to one of them who complained about the cancellation of her flight: “Nothing will stop us … They can try, try and try but the storm is here and it is coming down on ( Washington) DC in less than 24 hours … From black to light! “

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