Protesters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol amid the vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election on Wednesday (January 6), forcing elected officials to evacuate the House and Senate chambers.
An announcement was made inside the Capitol ordering lawmakers to evacuate due to "an external security threat" as dozens of protesters forced their way inside the building, the Associated Press reports.
Both chambers were sent into recess and District of Columbia mayor, Muriel Bowser, implemented a curfew for 6:00 p.m.
Several photos captured protesters inside the chambers and offices of elected government officials. Here are several photos from the incident on Tuesday:
Protestors stormed the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
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