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Pro-Trump protests turn violent on West Coast after riots lock down U.S. Capitol Social Sharing

CBC News photojournalist Ben Nelms assaulted at pro-Trump protest in Vancouver

Thousands of kilometres away from Washington D.C., where rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, smaller-scale protests materialized on the West Coast, both in Washington state and in Vancouver, B.C.

They came shortly after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump forced themselves past barricades and into the Capitol building, where lawmakers were set to formally approve president-elect Joe Biden's win in the general election.

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