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PHOTOS: The storming of US Capitol

January 07, 2021 09:32 IST
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In an unprecedented attack on democracy, thousands of angry President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in multiple injuries and forcing a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden's victory in the November presidential election

The police, outnumbered by the maskless protesters, had a tough time in managing the mob, as hundreds of protesters breached security and entered the Capitol building, where members of the Congress were going through the process of counting and certifying the Electoral College votes.

 

One woman who was shot inside US Capitol has died, CNN reported, quoting a spokesperson with the Metropolitan Police Department. Multiple officers were injured during the mob attack.

The protesters at the Capitol started to disperse following the enforcement of curfew in the national capital.

However, dozens of protesters remained on the streets in defiance of the curfew.

Police release tear gas into a crowd of pro-Trump protesters during clashes at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress, at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Supporters of Trump climb on walls at the US Capitol during a protest. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Police clear the US Capitol Building with tear gas as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather outside. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at the rally. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the US Capitol during clashes with police. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Protesters clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Members of the US Capitol Police walk inside the Capitol as supporters of Trump protest outside. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Members of the National Guard stand guard as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather near the Capitol Building. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Supporters of US President Donald Trump holding US flags walk next to police near the Capitol. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters
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