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PIX: US Capitol is vandalised by violent mobs

January 07, 2021 19:18 IST
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In an unprecedented assault on democracy in America, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday and clashed with police, resulting in at least four deaths and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the election.

 

The violent mobs also left behind a trail of destruction in the US Capitol.

Take a look.

IMAGE: A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the rotunda of the US Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

IMAGE: Furniture litter a hallway after supporters of US President Donald Trump occupied the US Capitol building, in Washington, USA January 7, 2021.Photograph: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters.

IMAGE: A flag is pictured in a trash can after supporters of US President Donald Trump occupied the US Capitol Building, in Washington, USA, January 7, 2021. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters.

IMAGE: A broken window is seen during a joint session of Congress after they reconvened to certify the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election in the House chamber in Washington, USA, January 7, 2021. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters.

IMAGE: Black-clad security forces patrol the halls of the Senate in the US Capitol, as a joint session continues to certify President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington, USA, January 7, 2021. Photograph: Mike Theiler / Reuters.
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