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Photos present violent clashes as Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol

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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump rioted on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Congress convened to certify the Electoral College votes, that are anticipated to verify Joe Biden as the following president of the United States.

Protesters clashed with police and U.S. Senate proceedings have been halted with lawmakers being escorted from the chamber. Protestors freely roamed by means of the Capitol advanced, together with the Senate chamber, the place one man stood on the president of the Senate’s chair and shouted, “Trump won that election!” Vice President Mike Pence, who had been presiding over the rely of Electoral College votes, was ushered out of the Senate because the U.S. Capitol Complex went into lockdown as Trump supporters started breaching the advanced.

Several legislation enforcement officers stated at the least one particular person within the Capitol constructing had been shot.

Police work to clear the realm across the Capitol

Congress staffers maintain up their fingers whereas Capitol Police Swat groups secures a room

A Trump supporter is pepper-sprayed as Capitol Police attempt to clear the realm

F.B.I. SWAT walks by means of the halls of the Capitol

Paramedics rush a affected person through the riots

An explosion attributable to a police munition

Capitol Police conflict with Trump supporters as they attempt to clear protesters

Capitol Police obtain medical therapy after clashes with Trump supporters

Protesters climb the steps and partitions of the Capitol

A Trump supporter carries a Confederate flag by means of the halls of the Capitol.

Protesters exterior the US Capitol

Police attempt to maintain protesters again

Protesters stand by destroyed media tools

A protester waves a Trump flag exterior the Capitol

Protesters on the steps of the U.S. Capitol

Police detain protesters inside Capitol

Capitol police cease protesters from coming into

View from exterior the Capitol as police attempt to maintain protesters at bay

Congressmen run for canopy contained in the Capitol

Capitol Police blockade the door to the House flooring

Members put on emergency fuel masks as rioters storm the Capitol

Members of Congress shelter in place

A protesters beneficial properties entry to the Senate chamber

Protesters take management of the Senate chamber

A Trump supporter sits on the desk of Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Capitol Police attempt to achieve management exterior the Capitol

Protesters stroll freely contained in the Capitol

A protester poses for a photograph contained in the Capitol

Capitol police conflict with protesters making an attempt to entry the Capitol constructing

A protester contained in the Capitol constructing

A view of protesters exterior the Capitol constructing

Trump supporters protesting exterior the Capitol

A make-shift gallows seen in entrance of the US Capitol as Trump supporters look on

Trump releases Twitter video asking protesters to go house