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Supporters of President Trump protested outside several State Capitols across the nation amid the ongoing chaos in Washington, D.C. as Congress began to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory Wednesday.
In Sacramento, California, several people were arrested for allegedly carrying pepper spray and fights broke out between two groups outside the state capitol, KCRA reported.
“Some physical altercations between two groups of demonstrators have been reported. Officers remain in the area and are attempting to keep the groups separate,” the Sacramento Police Department tweeted.
The outlet reported many groups, including the far-right group the “Proud Boys” were in attendance.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, around 500 Trump supporters, wearing red “MAGA” hats and carrying Trump flags, protested outside the State Capitol before making their way to Gov. Tim Walz’s mansion, the Star Tribune.
“Let’s go raise some hell! Let’s make him uncomfortable,” one protestor chanted outside the Capitol, according to FOX9.
No arrests had been made in Minnesota as of Wednesday evening.
Over in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the statehouse was evacuated as Trump supporters gathered outside peacefully. A spokesman for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said there was no indication of threats and unrest at the Statehouse, KRQE reported.
The national unrest comes as Congress tallied the Electoral College votes, prompting hundreds of Trump supporters to storm the streets of D.C. and the U.S. Capitol demanding the election was fraudulent.
A woman who was shot at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon later died, NBC News reported.
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