Militiamen gathered outside the Georgia Capitol and pro-Trump protesters reportedly infiltrated the Kansas Statehouse as riot erupted nationwide over the president's loss of the election.
Violence broke out in Washington DC on Wednesday after thousands of Trump supporters broke security regulations in the Capitol. Legislators in the Chamber of the House urged people to wear gas masks while tear gas was being fired in the rotunda.
In the hours that followed, an armed militia reportedly encircled the Georgia State Capitol building, 200 protesters stormed the Kansas Statehouse, and the New Mexico State Capitol evacuated.
Similar scenes have been reported in Colorado, Oregon and Sacramento as numerous protesters took to the streets in LA in front of City Hall, where an unlawful gathering has since been called.
In Atlanta, the Georgia Capitol Police escorted Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger and his staff out of the building shortly before 3 p.m.
Trump supporters attempted to enter the building to submit "written complaints" about the outgoing president's loss of the election in November under the Atlanta Journal's constitution.
ATLANTA: The crowd consisted of about 25 people, some of whom carried assault rifles
OREGON: Protesters hold a rally in support of US President Donald Trump at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem
LA: Pro-Trump protesters demonstrate in support of US President Donald Trump in front of City Hall
SACRAMENTO: Hundreds also gathered in front of the California Capitol on Wednesday and waived Trump and US flags
ATLANTA: The Georgia Capitol Police led Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger (above) and his staff out of the building shortly before 3 p.m.
ATLANTA: Ex-Klu Klux Klan member Chester Doles, center, leader of the American Patriots USA, is roaming the third floor of the Georgia State Capitol building looking for the office of Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger
LA: The organizers of the event, dubbed the "Freedom Protest", said it was being held to "demand the integrity and fairness of the November 3rd election."
Assistant Secretary Jordan Fuchs told the point of sale: "We heard reports of threats and left immediately."
Development followed a small peaceful "Stop the Steal" rally, which contrasted with the chaos that broke out in Washington.
The crowd consisted of around 25 people, some of whom were carrying assault rifles, including some notable figures, namely the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, Chester Doles.
Doles made headlines last month when he posed for a photo with Senator Kelly Loeffler on a Republican campaign.
While the demonstration expressed anger at the election result, it was largely peaceful, according to local reports.
Elsewhere in the country, around 200 protesters gathered at the Kansas statehouse in Topeka on Wednesday afternoon.
The rally began in the early afternoon, and while most of the protesters left the Capitol complex, a few dozen remained in the building with signs and flags in support of the President.
They moved peacefully around the building, officials said, with several Kansas Highway Patrol officers watching from a distance.
The crowd sang "Stop the Steal," "four more years," and "No More Masks," a reference to the opposition of many Trump supporters to coronavirus restrictions such as requiring people to wear masks in public, KCTV reported .
A KHP spokesman said they had no intention of increasing security in the statehouse building and that people would be allowed in the building.
It is unclear whether Governor Laura Kelly was in the building at the time or whether she was evacuated.
KANSAS: Around 200 protesters gathered in the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka on Wednesday afternoon
LA: A Trump supporter holds a sign saying "Trump Won Biden Cheated Voter Fraud" during a demonstration outside City Hall
LA: An illegal gathering has been called in the region, although there have been no reports of clashes with the police
In Los Angeles, an illegal gathering of officials was declared during a protest in downtown Los Angeles.
As everywhere in the country, protesters took to the streets as President-elect Joe Biden was about to be certified as the winner of the November election.
The event organizers, dubbed the "Freedom Protest", said it was being held to "demand the integrity and fairness of the November 3 election," according to FOX 11.
"The election was a 'stolen election' which was a lot of fraud," said rally guest speaker Sarah Stephens. "I don't think Biden won in any way. That's why I believe Trump is the real president and that's why I'm here personally today."
The anti-Trump group Refuse Fascism is reportedly planning to hold its own protest downtown on Wednesday afternoon.
The group plans to deploy a banner over 110 Freeway on Seventh Street proclaiming, “Trump Lost! Fascists out! & # 39; at 12:30 p.m. local time.
This is a developing story …
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