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Pro-Trump Protesters Storm the Capitol - Armed Standoff

Updated: Jan 7


What's Happening:

  • Pro-Trump supporters have stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers attempt to certify the Electoral College votes and affirm President-Elect Joe Biden's win. The Capitol is now in lockdown.

  • Just after 1 PM EST, hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers surrounding the Capitol. There is now an armed standoff taking place outside the House of Representatives.

  • Lawmakers and Vice-President Pence were evacuated from the building.

  • Trump tweeted, "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!"

  • Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a citywide curfew from 6 pm EST on Wednesday until 6 am EST on Thursday.

  • Federal and local law enforcement are responding to threats of suspicious devices outside the Capitol building as well as possible pipe bombs in several locations throughout Washington DC.

UPDATES:

  • Several Officers have been injured by the mob invading the Capitol.

  • Trump has called in the National Guard to respond the riot.

  • Ivanka Trump calls rioters "patriots" in a tweet, then deletes tweet.

  • Trump calls for protesters to “go home now” in a video tweet.

  • Woman shot inside Capitol building is pronounced dead.

  • Riot police have pushed Pro-Trump mobs away and secured the Capitol.


Developing Story

Photo Source: youtube.com


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