Forgotten Missionaries International’s Bruce Allen Shares Prayer for the Nation After Protestors Breach the Capitol

Photo shows protestors gathering in D.C. the morning of January 6th. (Photo courtesy of Elvert Barnes from Silver Spring MD, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons)

On Wednesday, protestors stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. as Congress was certifying the November 2020 general election results. One woman died from gunshot wounds, and three others died from medical emergencies, police have stated.

Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated shortly after protestors breached the building, and other politicians were evacuated soon after. Police eventually herded the protestors out of the building, and the mayor of D.C. has declared a 15-day state of emergency. The D.C. national guard has been activated to help quell any future outbreaks over the next two weeks.

Several police officers suffered injuries in the event, and at least 52 people have been arrested. Authorities discovered and neutralized six firearms and two pipe bombs on the grounds.

In the United States?

It isn’t the kind of thing people expect to see at the heart of democracy in the United States, says Bruce Allen of FMI. “I do go to places where I have seen dysfunction in government: fistfights and wrestling matches in halls, parliaments, and congresses. That is a common occurrence in many, many parts of the world very frequently. Some of the reports I get are astounding.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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