U.S. police detained nearly 70 people who participated in the riots on the Capitol Hill in Washington. This was announced by the head of the city law enforcement Robert Conti.
According to him, 68 supporters of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump were detained during the storming of the Capitol. Among them, 60 were adult men, the rest were adult women. Conti also disclosed that 41 arrests were made in the Capitol and only one of those arrested was a resident of the District of Columbia (the U.S. capital).
At the moment, the work to bring the participants of the pogrom to justice continues.
Earlier, the mayor of Washington, D.C., Mariel Bowser called the storming of the Capitol an act of domestic terrorism. She called on the U.S. Congress to create a panel to investigate what happened. In her view, Trump should be held accountable, as should his supporters.
A day earlier, protesting Republican supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives adjourned for a session scheduled to approve the results of the past election. According to these data, Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election.