PHOTO: Dramatic scenes in the US as Trump supporters break into Congress

Trump supportersPhoto: AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana
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Shots were fired, a woman was critically injured, and a curfew was imposed after Trump supporters broke into the Congress building on Wednesday.

The mood outside Capitol Hill is tense a few hours after President Donald Trump urged his supporters to march on the Congress building in Washington.

Thousands of protesters are allegedly present at the site. 

Some call what has happened a coup attempt, and photos show that several protesters entered the building.

Trump supporters try 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. Photo: AP Photo / John Minchillo

Pence escorted to safety

Police have asked elected officials to put on a gas mask because there is tear gas in the building. 

Vice President Mike Pence has been escorted to safety, and Congress has been evacuated.

Several police officers were also injured as a result of the violence.

People in the city are required to stay indoors.

A woman is helped up by police during a rally 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. Photo: AP Photo / John Minchillo

Unclear when Congress can convene again

It is unclear when Congress could reconvene to complete the certification of Joe Biden as the election winner. 

The Angry supporters of Donald Trump besieged US capital buildingsald Trump on Wednesday. 

By the time of the siege, only 12 of the 538 election delegate votes had been certified. 

Congress members are now being evacuated and taken to Fort McNair, according to CNN. Fort McNair is a military base near the capital.

Several sources told CNN that it is not clear when Congress will convene again.

“When it is safe, we will return to complete our constitutional duty. This is the United States. We do not want a mob to undermine the rule of law,” Hakeem Jeffries said.

Trump supporters are seen outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Photo: AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana

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1 Comment on "PHOTO: Dramatic scenes in the US as Trump supporters break into Congress"

  1. Such silliness never before seen, but Biden’s victory will be certified – unfortunately.

    Far more ominously, the neocon – or “liberal interventionist” they prefer – Mideast war and (Ukraine) coup mongering Israel lobby has taken control of the Senate with the dual Democrat win in Georgia, and they now control the war power. John McCain would be ecstatic.

    So World War 3 is now a virtual certainty, and Norway’s government now must:

    1. decide if it wants to be dragged into that and Norway and the rest of the North turned into a permanent radioactive wasteland – or to withdraw from … that possibility … and

    2. start cleaning and stocking fallout shelters for *everyone* in Norway and taking other sivillforsvars steps. The fallout just coming over from England … let alone out of our boomers’ hiding place fjords … will be intense.

    I fear for my – and everyone’s – children and intend for them to *survive*, whatever comes.

    Coronavirus has been nothing by comparison.

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