Videos, photos from Twitter show clashes at the Capitol

President Donald Trump’s supporters clash with police over election certification

Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

President Donald Trump’s protestors have overwhelmed Capitol Police as they protest the certification of the 2020 general election, and several reporters covering the breach have shared images and videos of the unrest.

Police have evacuated at least two buildings on Capitol Hill as people protesting the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump have torn down police barriers as they march toward the Capitol, according to multiple media reports.

Images and videos taken on social media show the protestors storming past police barriers and attempting to get into the building as the certification process occurred.

As the protestors got closer, Capitol police evacuated the Madison Library of Congress Building and the Cannon House Office Building.

CNN reported that the Capitol is in lockdown and that Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated due to the rioting.

Trump issued a video, reiterating his unsubstantiated voter fraud claims and asking the extremists, who he called “very special”, to go home.

Hours before that, Trump railed on Pence’s refusal to take a more active role in overturning the election results.


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