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Kamala Harris demands an end to assault by Trump supporters on US Capitol

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris demanded an end to the assault on the US Capitol by the supporters of outgoing President Trump after they clashed with police and breached the building's security

Kamala Harris | Donald Trump | US Capitol attack

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks during a
Kamala Harris

Vice President-elect has demanded an end to the assault on the Capitol by the supporters of outgoing President after they clashed with police and breached the building's security in a bid to overturn the November 3 election results.

The protest interrupted Congress Electoral College count that will formalise President-elect Joe Biden's upcoming inauguration on January 20.

I join President-elect Joe Biden in calling for the assault on the Capitol and our nation's public servants to end, and as he said, allow the work of democracy to go forward", Harris said in a tweet.

Trump has refused to concede the election. He alleges that there was a massive voters' fraud and electoral malpractice. Election officials have denied the allegations. Biden and Harris won in both the popular vote and the electoral college votes.

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First Published: Thu, January 07 2021. 06:15 IST