Four Trump supporters have been confirmed dead and scores arrested over the attempted storming of the US Capitol building.
Social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, froze Trump’s accounts for 24 hours and 12 hours respectively.
This was confirmed by Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee and also reported by Reuters on Thursday morning.
“Four people died on the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday and 52 people have been arrested, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee said,” Reuters quoted.
Twitter locked Trump’s account temporarily and threatened to maintain the lock if tweets are not removed, while Facebook says Trump’s account will remain locked for 24 hours due to policy violations.
What you should know
A woman was initially reported to have been shot while trying to breach into the Capitol and was the first to be reported dead by the police. Eyewitnesses say she was one of the first to storm the building.
World leaders from China to Russia expressed concern and shock over the storming of the US Capitol building.