California governor cancels regular Covid briefing over safety concerns following violent Trump protest

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks all via a news convention in Sacramento, California

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom canceled his scheduled coronavirus replace on Wednesday out of “an abundance of warning” after a mob of protestors supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.

“We’re alive to for the protection of California’s congressional delegation and U.S. Capitol team, and are reaching out to supply attend in every formula imaginable,” the Democratic governor said in an announcement, adding he modified into once enthralling by the protection of his non-public space of work team in California as successfully.

“Quiet sigh is a crucial mechanism of our democracy however what we’re witnessing in our nation’s Capitol constructing is reprehensible and an outright assault to our democracy and Democratic establishments,” Newsom said.

The news comes as California faces the deadliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic. The impart is reporting roughly 354 Covid deaths day-to-day, a file weekly average and a strategy 49% prolong when compared with a week previously, essentially based entirely mostly on a CNBC diagnosis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

A spokesperson for the governor suggested CNBC that team at the capitol had been asked to assemble money working from dwelling for the rest of the day. Of us that had gathered to sigh on the capitol grounds non-public since left and there had been no fundamental incidents, the spokesperson said.

The Sacramento Police Department said in a tweet that 11 of us had been arrested for the unlawful possession of pepper spray, and there had been some bodily altercations. Nevertheless, the demonstrators non-public dispersed and a tidy police presence will stay in the location at some level of the evening.