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 occurs.
Protestors have entered the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/dzaDGn5MoC— Jazmine Ulloa (@jazmineulloa) 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
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 get closer, Capitol police evacuated the Madison Library of Congress Building and the Cannon House Office Building, according to a Spectrum News reporter.
US Capitol Police have evacuated two buildings on the Hill, the Madison Library of Congress Building and the Cannon House Office Building, where our crew is set up.— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) January 6, 2021
Here’s a look at some staffers and press waiting in a hallway in the Longworth House Office Building. pic.twitter.com/MyMlSNqEUt
CNN reported that the Capitol is in lockdown and that people inside cannot leave until the situation is resolved.