The Pentagon refused to send National Guard troops to the aid of the Capitol, where protesters from supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed. This was reported on his Twitter account by The Washington Post journalist Aaron Davis, citing sources.
“A source told me that the Department of Defense has just rejected a request from D.C. officials to station the National Guard at the U.S. Capitol,” the reporter wrote.
Earlier, Trump supporters clashed with police near the Capitol in Washington. Police used tear gas and non-lethal weapons to disperse them, several people were injured. Protesters stormed the building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives adjourned. Trump himself urged supporters to act peacefully and support the police.