- 100s of Pro-Trump protesters clashed with police after the president's speech
- A number of protesters breached security at The Capitol and are inside the building
- The Capitol has been evacuated
- VP Pence has been escorted from the Chamber to a secure location
- 1000s are peacefully protesting outside'
- President Trump urges protesters (via Tweet) to "Stay peaceful"
- Washington DC Mayor orders 6 pm citywide curfew
- DoD refuses to call DC official for National Guard deployment
- Federal Protective Service, Secret Service Deploying To Capitol
- President Trump Orders National Guard To Capitol To Restore Order
- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Sends State Troopers To Capitol To Restore Order
- FBI Has Been Deployed To The Capitol
- President Trump Calls On Supporters To "Go Home"
- FBI SWAT Team Enters Capitol Building
- US Officials Say The Capitol Building Is Now Secure
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Update (2034ET): Trump supporters are still out in the streets despite the curfew. National Guard members are holding the line around the Capitol complex.
National Guard outside the Capitolpic.twitter.com/l35vnKxGZS— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 7, 2021
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Update (1904ET): Breaking moments ago, BNO reports the Capitol is back on lockdown due to a "security threat" within the building.
BREAKING: U.S. Capitol back on lockdown due to a "security threat inside the building"— BNO News (@BNONews) January 6, 2021
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Update (1820ET): According to House majority whip, James Clyburn, one of the top Democrats in the House, despite the 6 pm curfew in Washington, the process to certify Joe Biden as the next US president will continue tonight.
This authoritarian menace will not succeed in his attempts to overthrow our democratically elected government.— James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) January 6, 2021
I am praying for the safety and security of the public servants who are dedicated to making this country a “more perfect union.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed this, and said that they have decided to proceed with the Electoral College vote tally "tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use."
NEWS: @SpeakerPelosi says they have decided to proceed with the Electoral College vote tally "tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use."— Sara Cook (@saraecook) January 6, 2021
She spoke with Congressional leaders, DOD, DOJ, and the VP.
Again, notably absent from this list: President Trump pic.twitter.com/JhaecZEcDk
Meanwhile, as seen in the next clip, the National Guard has now arrived at the Capitol
The National Guard is at the Capitol dispersing the crowd pic.twitter.com/oLB7g8sgQC— Philip Athey (@philipathey1) January 6, 2021
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Update (1800ET): The Capitol was finally secured Wednesday evening, hours after supporters of President Trump raided the facility. Protesters walked the halls of the Capitol complex as encounters with police led to the shooting death of a woman.
“The woman who was shot inside US Capitol during riots Wednesday afternoon was pronounced dead at an area hospital, a spokesman with the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to CNN.”— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 6, 2021
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Update (1740ET): Hours after the Capitol building was raided by hundreds of Trump supporters, Reuters is now reporting the facility is "now secure."
- US OFFICIALS SAY THE US CAPITOL BUILDING IS NOW SECURE
Additional headlines from Reuters details how police are pushing protesters away from the Capitol.
- POLICE HAVE CLEARED PROTESTERS OFF OF STEPS OF U.S. CAPITOL -LIVE VIDEO
- POLICE DEPLOYED AT U.S. CAPITOL ARE DRIVING PROTESTERS AWAY FROM BUILDING -REUTERS WITNESS
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Update (1733ET): Trump supporters unleash hell on camera equipment owned by major media outlets - this reminds us of the printer scene from the movie "Office Space."
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Update (1722ET): Capitol buildings in Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, and California have been shut down, or have implemented increased security measures this evening following the events that unfolded in Washington, D.C., today.
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Update (1647ET): DC Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at a press conference Wednesday evening about the events that unfolded this afternoon on the Capitol building. She says a citywide curfew will start at 1800 ET and continue through 0600 ET Thursday.
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Update (1631ET): As evening falls, NBC's Leigh Ann Caldwell reports the FBI SWAT team has entered the Capitol building.
FBI SWAT team in Capitol complex pic.twitter.com/SCLDTlQ0g0— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) January 6, 2021
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Update (1620ET): In a prerecorded video published on Twitter, President Trump calls on his supporters to leave the Capitol building.
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Update (1610ET): President-elect Joe Biden delivers a statement on today's chaos at the Capitol.
Biden calls on Trump's supporters to end their assault on the Capitol: "This is not dissent... it borders on sedition. And it must end now."
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Update (1602ET): Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has tweeted that he is "sending troopers to assist the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capitol Police."
Hogan also said: "All Americans should be outraged by this attack on our nation’s Capitol. This is a heinous and violent assault on the heart of our democracy. I will not stand for this, and neither should any American."
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Update (1542ET): President Trump has ordered the National Guard to Capitol grounds to restore order.
*WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP ORDERS NATIONAL GUARD TO CAPITOL— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 6, 2021
*PENCE CALLS FOR 'VIOLENCE,' 'DESTRUCTION' AT CAPITOL TO END
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Update (1533ET): Several media outlets are reporting one person was shot on Capitol grounds about 30 minutes ago.
AP is reporting one person was shot; CNN is reporting a woman was shot in the chest on Capitol grounds.
Apparent gunshot victim being rushed out of the Capitol building.
GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Apparent gunshot victim being rushed to ambulance at US Capitol pic.twitter.com/5KUqr3KFsm— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 6, 2021
We are awaiting more information.
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Update (1520ET): Within the past hour, President Trump has tweeted again, this time urging "everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful."
Trump continued: "No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
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Update (1512ET): More views of protesters on the Senate floor.
BREAKING: Protesters are on the Senate floor now: pic.twitter.com/k4Q0ln8pZs— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 6, 2021
Additional views from inside the Capitol.
Trump supporter stealing a podium?
Man walking with large Confederate flag in Capitol building.
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Update (1508ET): Here's a stunning view of protesters using a window washing platform to get to higher floors of the Capitol.
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Update (1455ET): "Officers have drawn their firearms inside the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives after supporters egged on by the president breached the Capitol," tweeted Reuters' Brad Heath.
Video from the chamber. pic.twitter.com/UKF7MScHKN— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 6, 2021
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Update (1444ET): DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a citywide curfew starting at 1800 ET following the chaos at the Capitol. Also, reporters are saying tear gas has been deployed while President Trump urges supporters to remain peaceful.
"Lawmakers have been told to get ready to put on gas masks and have retrieved gas masks from under the seats. There is banging on the door to the chamber," Bloomberg's Emma Kinery tweeted.
Tear gas has been dispersed in the Capitol rotunda per @HouseInSession and @elwasson who are there. Lawmakers have been told to get ready to put on gas masks and have retrieved gas masks from under the seats. There is banging on the door to the chamber.— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) January 6, 2021
Moments ago, President Trump urged protesters to "support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement."
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
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Update (1434ET): Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building. The mob is now inside the building. Security at the Capitol building has failed.
Surreal pic.twitter.com/rCMHa7ikgs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building pic.twitter.com/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNONews) January 6, 2021
When Black people loot toilet paper from a Wal Mart, the authorities will start spraying everyone with rubber bullets and running them over with military tanks.— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) January 6, 2021
A bunch of suspected white supremacists are storming the US Capitol building right now, & cops are using pepper spray pic.twitter.com/Rcy5yVw5Wt
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Following President Trump's address to supporters at a rally in Washington on Wednesday afternoon, a group of demonstrators marched to the US Capitol and reportedly breached several layers of security barricades around the building.
Just before 1300 ET, a group of Trump supporters "toppled the barricades, storming through them to the grassy fields leading to the Capitol," according to WaPo.
Inside the Capitol, Congress is meeting to certify the electoral college votes for President-elect Joe Biden
Amid the unfolding chaos, staff in the Cannon House Office building to evacuate, according to a notice obtained by Bloomberg. Madison office building staff have also been told to evacuate.
Multiple buildings on Capitol Hill are being evacuated as Trump supporters clash with police— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 6, 2021
Demonstrators are becoming increasingly violent towards police.
HAPPENING NOW: Crowd grows increasingly violent at the US Capitol— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 6, 2021
Trump supporters are attempting to break police lines at the Capitol.
Trump supporters are trying to break past police lines at the Capitol building.pic.twitter.com/kzLo2vWyfq— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) January 6, 2021
"Whoa: Trump supporters going at it with the police on the steps of the Capitol as Congress counts the Electoral College ballots inside," HuffPost's Philip Lewis tweeted.
Whoa: Trump supporters going at it with the police on the steps of the Capitol as Congress counts the Electoral College ballots inside pic.twitter.com/LiQhaa5KkQ— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 6, 2021
Representative Haley Stevens tweeted that she is "sheltering in place in my office." She said the building next to her is being "evacuated."
Stevens wrote: "I can't believe I have to write this."
I’m sheltering in place in my office. The building next door has been evacuated. I can’t believe I have to write this.— Rep. Haley Stevens (@RepHaleyStevens) January 6, 2021
Here are more views outside of the Capitol. The Daily Dot's Zachary Petrizzo said police are now firing tear gas into the crowd.
Capitol Police are now firing tear gas into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/T0ToS93oyn— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) January 6, 2021
Apparently, the crowd outside the Capitol is increasing in size.
More photos of what’s going on outside from the Capitol: pic.twitter.com/56mW2OEk2p— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 6, 2021
CNN's Kaitlan Collins has just tweeted the "US Capitol is now on lockdown."
The US Capitol is now on lockdown.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 6, 2021
Protesters are now at the steps of the Capitol.
Protesters have made it to the doors of the Capitol.
The view from inside the Capitol, where Trump supporters are trying to breach the doors. pic.twitter.com/YiEbuJ3FX6— The Recount (@therecount) January 6, 2021
Protesters have made it inside the Capitol building.
Protesters have breached the Capitol. They’re outside the Senate chamber pic.twitter.com/I021tKliUD— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021