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Trump Sending National Guard After Capitol Building Overrun By Pro-Trump Rioters

Washington, D.C. – President Trump is sending in the National Guard after pro-Trump rioters overran the Capitol Building Wednesday.

Virginia State Troopers and the Virginia National Guard are also on their way to D.C. to assist.

Tens of thousands of people showed up the the Save America rally Wednesday to protest the election results.

Hundreds of people from the rally rushed the Capitol Building, overran police barricades, and fought with police.

The rioters could be seen deploying pepper spray on officers who tried to hold them back.

The rioters stopped the certification of the Electoral College votes as the building was evacuated.

One person was shot during the incident and is in critical condition, according to ABC3340.

President Trump tweeted about the incident by encouraging peaceful protest, while Vice President Pence tweeted that people should leave.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Pence/status/1346918222432374785

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted that President Trump is sending in the National Guard. Other nearby jurisdictions have announced that they are sending law enforcement officers and their National Guard troops.

You can see videos from the Capitol Building takeover below.

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Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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