Washington Capitol Turns Into Chaos After Storm | NOW


Pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, where the Senate and House of Representatives were debating whether to certify the votes for President elect Joe Biden. The events in pictures.

The Senate and the House of Representatives debated the election results in the Capitol on Wednesday. Trump called on his supporters to flock to Washington to protest the rash, which he believes is fraudulent. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters then gathered at the Capitol.


The Senate and the House of Representatives debated the election results in the Capitol on Wednesday.  Trump called on his supporters to flock to Washington to protest the rash, which he believes is fraudulent.  Thousands of pro-Trump protesters then gathered at the Capitol.

The Senate and the House of Representatives debated the election results in the Capitol on Wednesday. Trump called on his supporters to flock to Washington to protest the rash, which he believes is fraudulent. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters then gathered at the Capitol.

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Around 8 p.m. Dutch time, one hour after the start of the session, the Trump supporters tried to storm the building. Although the police present made fierce efforts to stop the storm, the demonstrators managed to break through the barricades.


Around 8 p.m. Dutch time, one hour after the start of the session, the Trump supporters tried to storm the building.  Although the police present made fierce efforts to stop the storm, the demonstrators managed to break through the barricades.

Around 8 p.m. Dutch time, one hour after the start of the session, the Trump supporters tried to storm the building. Although the police present made fierce efforts to stop the storm, the demonstrators managed to break through the barricades.

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The rioters stormed the steps of the Capitol and managed to get into the building.


The rioters stormed the steps of the Capitol and managed to get into the building.

The rioters stormed the steps of the Capitol and managed to get into the building.

Outside the Capitol, police took action against Trump supporters, including using tear gas.


Outside the Capitol, police took action against Trump supporters, including using tear gas.

Outside the Capitol, police took action against Trump supporters, including using tear gas.

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Despite the actions of the police, several rioters managed to enter the building.


Despite the actions of the police, several rioters managed to enter the building.

Despite the actions of the police, several rioters managed to enter the building.

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One of the rioters left a note on the desk of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives. “We will not shrink back”, it says.


One of the rioters left a note on the desk of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives. "We will not back down", so it can be read.

One of the rioters left a note on the desk of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives. “We will not shrink back”, it says.

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Congressmen present in the House of Representatives are taking cover.


Congressmen present in the House of Representatives are taking cover.

Congressmen present in the House of Representatives are taking cover.

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The members of Congress present had to be evacuated from the building. Senate Rick Scott, seen in the photo, is leaving the building with a staff member.


The members of Congress present had to be evacuated from the building.  Senate Rick Scott, seen in the photo, is leaving the building with a staff member.

The members of Congress present had to be evacuated from the building. Senate Rick Scott, seen in the photo, is leaving the building with a staff member.

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Security guards with guns drawn in the House of Representatives.


Security guards with guns drawn in the House of Representatives.

Security guards with guns drawn in the House of Representatives.

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The police were en masse. After a few hours, the rioters were taken from the Capitol.


The police were en masse.  After a few hours, the rioters were taken from the Capitol.

The police were en masse. After a few hours, the rioters were taken from the Capitol.

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Washington’s mayor has imposed a curfew from 6:00 p.m. local time to 6:00 a.m. Thursday. That hasn’t stopped some Trump supporters from sticking to the Capitol.


Washington's mayor has imposed a curfew from 6:00 p.m. local time to 6:00 a.m. Thursday.  That hasn't stopped some Trump supporters from sticking to the Capitol.

Washington’s mayor has imposed a curfew from 6:00 p.m. local time to 6:00 a.m. Thursday. That hasn’t stopped some Trump supporters from sticking to the Capitol.

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