US President Donald Trump on Sunday (native time) ordered the flag of the US be flown half-mast on the White Home and all federal buildings, grounds, and embassies to honour Capitol Cops Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who have been each on obligation when a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
In a proclamation, Trump mentioned: “As an indication of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and regulation enforcement throughout this nice Nation, by the authority vested in me as President of the US by the Structure and the legal guidelines of the US of America, I hereby order that the flag of the US shall be flown at half-staff on the White Home and upon all public buildings and grounds, in any respect army posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Authorities within the District of Columbia and all through the US and its Territories and possessions till sundown, January 13, 2021.”
“I additionally direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for a similar size of time in any respect United States embassies, legations, consular places of work, and different services overseas, together with all army services and naval vessels and stations,” he added.
This comes after the Capitol Police officer Sicknick died on Thursday on account of accidents sustained accidents throughout the mob violence on the Capitol.
Following this, the Capitol Police on Sunday introduced the off-duty demise of a Capitol police officer Howard Liebengood, who’s the son and namesake of a former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, Howard Liebengood Sr.
Chaotic and violent scenes erupted on the Capitol on Wednesday as Trump supporters stormed the constructing to protest the Electoral Faculty vote, forcing a lockdown and confrontations with the police.
A rising variety of Democrats and Republicans have referred to as for Trump’s impeachment for his function in inciting his supporters who stormed the Capitol constructing.
5 folks have died within the ensuing scuffle.
(With inputs from ANI)