US Capitol Lockdown RECAP: Person shot as Pro-Trump mob storms Capitol as Senate meets to confirm Joe Biden
Pro-Trump rioters stormed the seat of American government as a joint session of Congress was held.
The rioters, who are protesting the results of the 2020 election, turned up in their hundreds to Capitol Building.
They stormed the building and made it inside, leading to an armed stand off between police and rioters just outside the house door.
CNN reported that staffers inside were told to stay away from external windows and doors and to find a safe place.
They have also reported several ‘suspicious packages’ that have been found in the building and are being investigated by police.
The Mayor of Washington announced a 6pm curfew in the city in an effort to stop the protests.
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Pro Trump protesters storm Capitol Building.
Last updated: Wednesday, 06 January, 2021, 20:24
- Those inside the building have been told to find a safe place.
- They have also been told to stay away from external windows and doors.
- The Mayor of Washington has announced a 6pm curfew.
CNN has reported an ‘officer in distress’ inside the Capitol Building and asking for more help.
Protesters have breached the US senate.
Earlier, a cross was erected in front of Capitol Building.
American media is reporting that a woman is being stretchered out of Capitol Building ‘covered in blood’.
Donald Trump has tweeted again.
Video footage shows the moment rioters entered the house.
Windows in Capitol Building smashed as rioters enter the building.
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