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Photos: Trump supporters storm the US Capitol

Trump Supporters Hold "Stop The Steal" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election
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Trump supporters on the steps of the Capitol on Jan 6.
  • Alexandra Ossola
By Alexandra Ossola

Deputy membership editor

The US Congress met today to certify the results of November’s presidential election. But the proceedings were interrupted when Trump supporters, falsely claiming that he won the election, stormed the building, and eventually the House chamber. Congress and vice president Mike Pence, who was overseeing the proceedings, were quickly evacuated. One person has reportedly been shot. This is a developing story.

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Earlier today, Donald Trump held a rally to contest the election results.
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A pro-Trump protestor.
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Trump supporters on the steps of the Capitol.
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A policeman shoots pepper spray at a Trump supporter inside the Capitol.
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Trump supporters set off a fire extinguisher in the Capitol.
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A member of the DC metropolitan police holds a towel over his mouth.
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Trump supporters wield a Confederate flag in the US Capitol.
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Trump supporters inside the Capitol.
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A pro-Trump flag inside the Capitol.
Congress was evacuated.
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Capitol police officers point their guns at a door in the House chamber that was vandalized by Trump supporters.

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