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.
We’ve been told rioters have breached the third floor of the Capitol. Here’s the view from the windows. pic.twitter.com/nCrTtRBbql— Jazmine Ulloa (@jazmineulloa) January 6, 2021
Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber. pic.twitter.com/CfVIBsgywK— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) 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 pic.twitter.com/LiQhaa5KkQ— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 6, 2021
Photo of Senate right now. 'Where's Pence, show yourself!' protester shouts pic.twitter.com/xGVKMnsf3T— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) January 6, 2021
Protesters are charging toward the Captiol steps. Some tried to scale the construction structures and have been tackled by police. They want to enter the building and are making attempts at intervals. Capitol police trying to hold them back. pic.twitter.com/YflxS1miBw— Rebecca Tan (@rebtanhs) January 6, 2021
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.
Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021