TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About 200 supporters of President Donald Trump rallied Wednesday on the Kansas Statehouse to indicate their assist for overturning President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Trump’s supporters listened to speeches selling Trump’s baseless claims about election fraud and suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic has been exaggerated.
They chanted “cease the steal,” “4 extra years” and “no extra masks,” a reference to many Trump supporters’ opposition to coronavirus restrictions reminiscent of requiring folks to put on masks in public.
The protest was the identical day Congress was purported to certify the Democratic president-elect’s victory within the Electoral Faculty. The depend was interrupted when pro-Trump protesters stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
After the rally in Topeka, dozens of Trump’s supporters entered the Statehouse peacefully although its safety checkpoint, one after the other or in small teams. They initially milled round, glanced at historic displays and sat on benches. The constructing was open because it normally is throughout the week.
Some protesters remained on the primary flooring for one more hour. Capitol police reported no arrests.
Few state lawmakers had been within the constructing as a result of the Legislature does not convene its annual session till Monday.