DC Police placed the Capitol Building under lockdown after the situation in the nation’s capital spiraled out of control.
Congress members and staffs were ordered not to enter or exit any buildings in the Capitol Complex.
Those outside were told to take shelter.
The evacuation comes after Trump supporters and police clashed on the premises.
Here’s some of the footage:
Protesters have breached the Capitol. They’re outside the Senate chamber pic.twitter.com/I021tKliUD
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: revolution in process as Trump supporters break into the Capitol building, attacking police, breaking windows, and knocking down doors
Full anarchy at this “mostly peaceful” demonstration DC
The people have pushed through & are storming to main chambers pic.twitter.com/NW6VDDNBQw
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 6, 2021
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 6, 2021
View from inside the Capitol as people gather on the West Front. The Capitol is currently on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/XKNKWNbHxZ
— Caroline Brehman (@carolinebrehman) January 6, 2021
Congress was evacuated so quickly that offices were left unsecured.
Photos emerged from inside Nancy Pelosi’s office:
im in nancy pelosi office cookin up pic.twitter.com/W4IR8q6o8Y
— 🤍 J BLACCHAND 🦾 (@blaccmass) January 6, 2021
A supporter of President Donald Trump sits inside the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protests inside the US Capitol.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) January 6, 2021
I’ve also seen rumors circulating that there may be many ANTIFA members disguised as Trump supporters.
Here are some tweets that mention it:
ATTENTION PATRIOTS. If you are in DC or have friends there, please advise them..
a memo was sent down to Antifa members.. "dress like Trump supporters and infiltrate the mob." They said wear your hat on backwards so that they could identify each other" @StevieStacks84
— Julia Gunnells 🥚 (@craftelady) January 6, 2021
Who are these people? https://t.co/UJci599D2b
— Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) January 6, 2021
My hope is that all violent agitators are arrested and their names are revealed publicly.
Call it a hunch, but my guess is there are still ANTIFA thugs in the mix.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) January 6, 2021
They're bringing in Antifa to infiltrate and cause problems for the peaceful Trump supporters.
— 🗣TRUMP IS OUR REAL PRESIDENT***FREE SPEECH🗣 (@LyleWanda) January 6, 2021
Trish have you considered they are not Trump supporters! Have you looked at how they are dressed? Have you looked at social media where antifa said they were going to infiltrate this March? https://t.co/GrP2q0tDTz
— ConservativeNP (@CelesteUSAproud) January 6, 2021
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