Pro- Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Protesters clashed with police and U.S. Senate proceedings were halted with lawmakers being escorted from the chamber.
Protestors freely roamed through the Capitol complex, including the Senate chamber, where one man stood on the president of the Senate’s chair and shouted, Trump won that election!” Vice President Mike Pence, who had been presiding over the count of Electoral College votes, was ushered out of the Senate as the U.S. Capitol Complex went into lockdown as Trump supporters began breaching the complex. Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Congress staffers hold up their hands while Capitol Police Swat teams check everyone in the room as they secure the floor of Trump supporters in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Protesters gather on the second day of pro- Trump events fueled by President DonaldTrump's continued claims of election fraud in an to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) swat team patrol the Long worth House Office building after a joint session of Congress to count the votes of the 2020 presidential election took place in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces, as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. Capitol Police officers receive medical treatment after clashes with protesters attempting to disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump climb on walls at the U.S. Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, January 6, 2021. Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump stand next to media equipment they destroyed during a protest on JAnuary 6, 2021 outside the Capitol in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump's supporters gather outside the Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021.
U.S. Capitol Police stand detain protesters outside the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC. Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. January 6, 2021.
A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC. Crowds arrive for the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC.
US President Donald Trump is seen on TV from a video message released on Twitter, seen in an empty Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Supporters of President Donald Trump riot against the Electoral College vote count on Wednesday in protest of Trump's loss to President-elect Joe Biden, prompting a lockdown of the Capitol Building.
The rioters breach the security perimeter and penetrate the U.S. Capitol. Pro- Trump rioters destroy network video gear as hundreds of others breach the security perimeter and penetrate the U.S. Capitol.
During the riots, one woman was fatally shot by Capitol Police and three others died due to medical emergencies. Police also recovered two pipe bombs, one at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and one from the Republican National committee headquarters.
A cooler on Capitol grounds was recovered that contained Molotov cocktails. A man holds a noose as Pro- Trump supporters riot at the U.S. Capitol.
A man holds a Confederate flag as Pro- Trump rioters breach the security perimeter and penetrate the U.S. Capitol. Pro- Trump rioters clash with law enforcement officers at the U.S. Capitol.
The protests disrupted the joint session of Congress to certify the election results and put the Capitol on lockdown. Proud Boys and other right-wing groups were among those who participated in the rallies that grew into a storming of the Capitol.
The National Guard and law enforcement agencies were brought in to secure the Capitol. The Capitol riot followed a speech by Trump in which he falsely claimed the election was stolen from him.
The protesters broke through a police line to get inside the Capitol. Protesters enter the Capitol building during the joint session of Congress.
Law enforcement officers point their weapons as protesters attempt to break into the House Chamber. Trump supporters climb on scaffolding as they protest the election results in front of the U.S. Capitol.
A U.S. Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a protester attempting to enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress to certify the election results. Trump supporters breach the security perimeter of the U.S. Capitol to protest against the Electoral College vote count that would certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.
Thousands of Trump supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue. The U.S. Park Police said permits for the rally had been approved and amended by organizers to increase the capacity from 5,000 to 30,000 people.
Trump also condemned Republicans who have not backed his attempts to overturn the election results. Trump supporters march toward the U.S. Capitol to protest the Electoral College vote count.
Under federal law, January 6 is the date Electoral College votes determining the next president are counted in a joint session of Congress. A demonstrator wears an American flag around his head as he joins hundreds gathering and praying in protest.
A Trump supporter prays in protest against the Electoral College vote count. U.S. Capitol Police exit the building with extra gear ahead of the gatherings to protest against the Electoral College vote count.
Thousands of the president's supporters had packed the National Mall by mid-morning Wednesday, gathering between the Washington Monument and the Ellipse. At least a dozen House Republicans and some senators have said they plan to object to the vote count.
Vice President Mike Pence has said he will not interfere with the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win. Demonstrators gather and pray holding a cross at a protest against the Electoral College vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
Trump supporters rally near the Capitol ahead of Congress's upcoming Electoral College election vote certification on Tuesday. Trump, his supporters and some Republicans in Congress are citing baseless claims of widespread fraud in an effort to challenge Biden's victory.
Various groups of Trump supporters announced more rallies this week in support of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud. Conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones, greets supporters of Trump at the rally.
D.C. police issued warnings to not bring firearms to the city while they concentrate on protecting houses of worship that express support for Black Lives Matter. Harry's Bar and the Hotel Harrington, a popular location for the pro- Trump group the Proud Boys, is closed in anticipation of the rallies.
Trump tweeted support of the protesters, saying the presidential election had been “stolen” from him. Supporters in matching hats rally ahead of Congress' upcoming Electoral College election vote certification.