Trump urges supporters to ‘stay peaceful’ as some storm Capitol

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump calls for “peaceful” protests on Wednesday after his supporters storm the Capitol following a rally during which he urged Congress to reject Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.

“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement,” Trump says on Twitter more than an hour after protesters breached a security cordon.

“They are truly on the side of our Country,” Trump says. “Stay peaceful!”

The House of Representatives and Senate go into recess as protesters disrupt a session called to certify the Electoral College votes from the November 3 presidential election.