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Entertainment Celebrities denounce pro-Trump rioters after they rampage the US Capitol

13:15  07 january  2021
13:15  07 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

QAnon supporter from Arizona dressed in fur and horns joins storming of US Capitol

  QAnon supporter from Arizona dressed in fur and horns joins storming of US Capitol The man was seen in photographs from Washington, D.C., amid supporters of President Donald Trump who turned violent and stormed the U.S. Capitol.Angeli was seen in photographs from Washington, D.C., amid rioters who turned violent and stormed the building, causing both chambers to suspend their intended action of the day: certifying the results of the presidential election for former vice president Joe Biden.

Celebrities denounce pro - Trump rioters after they rampage the US Capitol . Some of the rioters are armed, and one woman was shot dead. As chaos unfolded, many of the country's most prominent movie and TV stars, along with directors, posted denouncements of the riots on social media.

Members of pro - Trump mob wander Senate floor after swarming Capitol – video. As night fell over the capital he tweeted: “These are the things and As Trump finished his speech, the crowd dispersed, thousands streaming along the mall to the Capitol . On a side street some distance from the crowd, a

Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Chris Evans posing for the camera: Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Chris Evans. Getty Images © Provided by INSIDER Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Chris Evans. Getty Images
  • On Wednesday afternoon, violent Trump-supporting insurrectionists breached the US Capitol building.
  • Many world-famous directors, actors, comedians, and other celebrities denounced the unprecedented acts on social media.
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On Wednesday, a joint session of Congress (in which US representatives were gathered to tally the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election) was interrupted when Trump-supporting rioters broke into the Capitol building. Some of the rioters are armed, and one woman was shot dead.

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Contact Us . Careers at Forbes. State Capitols , Too: Trump Supporters Gather In Georgia, Texas Forcing Shutdowns. The U . S . Capitol is on lockdown after protesters, urged on by President Trump and demanding that Congress block President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College certification

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As chaos unfolded, many of the country's most prominent movie and TV stars, along with directors, posted denouncements of the riots on social media. Others expressed disbelief at the discrepancy between police behavior towards unarmed Black Lives Matter protestors, and the photos and videos of insurrectionists walking around inside the US Capitol building.

Many celebrities shared their disbelief and anger on Twitter

"I'm speechless," Chris Evans ("Avengers," "Knives Out") tweeted.

"Just think of the carnage had they not been white," he said in a second tweet. A final tweet from the "Captain America" actor added that "so many people enabled this."

Mark Ruffalo, another Marvel star, called for the removal of President Trump via the 25th Amendment, which

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US President-elect Joe Biden has blasted the "insurrection" of pro - Trump supporters who stormed the US Congress in a riot that saw a woman shot dead. The Democrat demanded outgoing President Donald Trump "step up" and repudiate the violence.

Supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol on Wednesday while Congress was meeting to certify the Electoral College's votes for president and vice president. A rioter holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol near the Senate chamber on Wednesday, January 6.

"formally outlines the transition of power if the president is unable or unfit to serve."

"It's all BS," he said in a second tweet. "Look now at the face of lawlessness, look at this willful ignorance, remember these people. They are the enemies of democracy."

Singer Stevie Wonder also mentioned the 25th Amendment in a tweet about the day's violence.

"I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encourage violent sedition against our government," he tweeted in a second post. "That man is no longer able to serve as President because he can't accept defeat. Can we afford 2 more weeks? I say NO!"

Famed TV showrunner Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," "Bridgerton") said the pro-Trump mob should be labeled "terrorists."

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Riot police have arrived at US Capitol complex, per CNN and footage. Have been able to move mob away from building peacefully so far. Twitter seems to be removing some of Trump 's tweets today, including the video and his most recent tweet praising the rioters .

Pro - Trump protesters have stormed the US Capitol , as members of Congress were meeting to certify the How the protests started: Shortly after 1 p.m. ET hundreds of pro - Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol , where they tussled with officers in full riot

Former "Sex and the City" star and 2018 New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon echoed the label "terrorist."

Emmy-winning actress Zendaya ("Euphoria," "Spider-Man: Far From Home") retweeted a post she first shared in 2017: "CALL IT WHAT IT IS. IT. IS. TERRORISM."

Actor and TV creator Issa Rae ("Insecure") had a simple message: "Truly disgusted."

"The language of white supremacy is a language of cowardice disguised as dominance," director and documentarian Ava DuVernay ("13th", "When They See Us,") wrote when quote-tweeted a video allegedly showing two men "recreating" the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Michael Keaton ("Batman," "Birdman," "Spider-Man: Homecoming") shared the contrast between his personal experience at the hands of police and what footage showed of the scene at the US Capitol.

"I was chased and run through tear gas demonstrating against the war in the 70s," the actor wrote. "What the police DIDN'T do today was shocking. They sure were ready during the [Black Lives Matter demonstration] which was peaceful."

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  Capitol riot live updates: More arrests, violence across US as Pope Francis condemns 'this movement' An organization that tracks online activity of white supremacists says many Americans don’t understand how openly the Capitol riot was planned.House Democrats could introduce an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump as soon as Monday alleging "incitement of insurrection" for his role in encouraging a "wild" rally that morphed into a deadly riot. Some Republicans also have expressed support for Trump's removal from office.

Actress and pop star Jennifer Lopez tweeted the prayer-hands emoji in response to a news report on President-Elect Joe Biden's response to the violent scene. Biden called on the "mob" to "pull back and allow the work of democracy to go forward."

Writer and actor Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat") tagged social media CEOs and founders, including Mark Zuckerberg, asking them to "ban Donald Trump" from their platforms.

Actor Josh Gad ("Frozen," "The Book of Mormon") had a similar message for the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.

"On behalf of America [...] you need to pull the chord on him now," Gad wrote. "He can't have this platform anymore. Don't be complicit in the violence he is instigating. Anyone out there want to co-sign?"

Actor Don Cheadle discussed the events during an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." He said: "We're watching, unfortunately, a historical event that could have been predicted, I believe, and we're watching it happen in real-time and I'm glad I'm with my family and we're all sort of processing this together."

He added: "This was not something that came out of the blue, this was foreseen and projected, the President asked for it specifically, for his protestors to show up and disrupt on this day, so to be caught unaware is very curious."

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  Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's request for National Guard backup was denied, he says in interview Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund says his requests for National Guard assistance before and during the riot were repeatedly turned down.Sund, who resigned his post the day after the riot, told The Washington Post he had been concerned that the protest planned for Jan. 6 would be larger than expected. Sund said he asked House and Senate security officials for permission to request that the National Guard be placed on standby.

Actor and director Regina King also made an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and explained that she had previously canceled her DirectTV subscription in order to stop herself from watching so much television, but she received a call early yesterday to turn the TV on to watch the events that were unfolding in DC.

She said: "Someone called me to tell me you need to turn the TV on so I had to borrow a friend's Hulu live account so I could tune in. And I tuned in to people with pitchforks and being escorted down the steps after protesting very calmly by police officers after they had broken windows."

She added: "The divided states of America."

The US Capitol building was secured four hours after the breach began. Early this morning members of congress continued the vote count and certified the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

For a live update of the day's unfolding events, read Insider's breakdown here.

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Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds .
With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

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