Donald Trump has experienced bans across all major social media platforms following the Capitol riots. And now one of his bans has been extended indefinitely ...
This is huge news.
And could impact Trump's future as a whole.
This comes amid overwhelming tensions among the pro-Trump community.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden's election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
As rioters clashed with the few police officers that were present.
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital th… https://t.co/ge5KfHHYlx— Boris Johnson (@Boris Johnson)1609967190.0
The violent acts against American institutions are a grave attack against democracy. I condemn them. The American p… https://t.co/5QNdlnf4Om— Jean-Yves Le Drian (@Jean-Yves Le Drian)1609971730.0
As a United States Citizen, and the daughter of two veterans, and the sister of another, I am ashamed of what is ha… https://t.co/N2QGtxeLHS— P!nk (@P!nk)1609963262.0
Deeply worrying developments in Washington, D.C. This is an assault on democracy. President Trump and several membe… https://t.co/pdUF5kctIT— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM)1609975097.0
The US Congress is a temple of democracy. To witness tonight’s scenes in #WashingtonDC is a shock. We trust the… https://t.co/X39ht8l08T— Charles Michel (@Charles Michel)1609969739.0
The violent scenes we saw in Washington today are an affront to democracies around the globe. True and genuine demo… https://t.co/SpRhXkG05B— Frank Bainimarama (@Frank Bainimarama)1609978428.0
White privilege is violently storming the US Capitol and just...being sent home.— Chasten Glezman Buttigieg (@Chasten Glezman Buttigieg)1609971000.0
I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encoura… https://t.co/hUKMZkAL8i— Stevie Wonder (@Stevie Wonder)1609976597.0
White privilege is also the password to the Capitol building, apparently— Abel (@Abel)1609976412.0
I believe in the strength of US institutions and democracy. Peaceful transition of power is at the core. @JoeBiden… https://t.co/CSgBQmkeqv— Ursula von der Leyen (@Ursula von der Leyen)1609971252.0
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...
via: GettyWhere he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:
"Go home, we love you, you're very special."
Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely, as were his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
These bans were extended.
Including platforms from Pinterest to YouTube.
And now it's been announced Trump's YouTube ban has been extended indefinitely, according to reports.
This is "in light of the ongoing potential for violence."
Rudy Giuliani is facing similar restrictions.
And while many are pleased the threat is mitigated, others fear censorship.
Either way, it's a huge move.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.