Washington, D.C. – Multiple buildings at the U.S. capitol have been evacuated after hundreds of people broke from a pro-Trump rally and tried to storm the Capitol Building.
UPDATE: The Capitol Building has been breached by rioters.
Tens of thousands of people showed up the the Save America rally Wednesday to protest the election results.
Hundreds of people split off from the main group to break past the police line and storm the Capitol Building.
Pepper spray could be seen coming from both the rioters and police line.
As the altercation was in progress, suspicious packages, feared to be explosives, were located in the area, according to KRON4.
Police have evacuated the Library of Congress’ Madison building and Cannon House office building.
ALERT: Trump supporters being pushed back by Capitol police. Pepper Spray and flash bangs being used.#UScapitol #TrumpRally #SaveAmericaRally #DCprotest pic.twitter.com/YxGU5TxRrk— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) January 6, 2021
Trump supporters got into fights with the Capitol Police after they tried to enter the Capitol Building. pic.twitter.com/ZQjn3fOVtL— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021
Capitol Police are using flashbangs to try to get the Trump crowd to disperse. pic.twitter.com/IHAtc1dsJ5— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN
US CAPITOL UNDER SIEGE: Tear gas deployed inside rotunda; lawmakers told to find escape hoods / gas masks under their seats and put them on.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 6, 2021
Police have asked us to get gas masks out as there has been tear gas used in the rotunda.— Jim Himes (@jahimes) January 6, 2021
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