Ben cousins
CTVNewsca writer

@cousins_ben
Contact

OTTAWA –
Chaos broke out at the U Capitol on Wednesday as hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the building to stop US certification The election victory of President-elect Joe Biden

The rioters pounded through the windows and entered the building chanting “Stop the Steal” while waving pro-Trump flags and “Make America Great Again” merchandise

Once inside, the rioters stormed the US. Senate chambers, which arranged for an evacuation and a lockdown of the building

Photos and videos from the chaotic scene show the police clashing with Trump supporters as things got violent

A rioter shouts “freedom” in the Senate Chamber after the US. The Capitol was opened during a joint congressional session on Jan. Injured by a mob in Washington, DC January 20, 2021 (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)

A rioter hangs on the 06 January 2021 in Washington, DC, from the balcony in the Senate Chamber (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)

US. The Capitol Police, with guns drawn, watched as rioters attempt to break into the house chamber of the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / J Scott Applewhite)

Trump supporters gather outside Capitol 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

on Wednesday, January

Supporters of US. President Donald Trump climbs the west face of the US. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

People protect themselves in the house gallery while rioters try to break into the house chamber of the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

A man dressed as George Washington kneels and prays near the Washington Monument with a Trump flag on it on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

US. Capitol Police are holding rioters at gunpoint near the house chamber in the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Trump supporters attempt to break a police cordon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

Rioters break TVs outside the US. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021, in Washington, during a chaotic protest aimed at preventing a peaceful transfer of power (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Supporters of US. President Donald Trump is confronted by US Capitol Police officers in front of the Capitol, Wednesday Jan 6, 2021 in Washington (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Violent rioters, U treuS President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday Jan 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

After 5 hours I was rescued from my hiding place. Now I can show you my DIY barricade and gas masks. The demonstrators stood right outside the door and sang “USA USA” It was scary, but I’m fine! Thank you for your prayers ImageTwittercom / OX3rfM35zH

Lots of cops out as curfew goes into effect The streets, at least where I’m near the White House, are pretty quiet picTwittercom / 6nlFL3BX63

View from the Capitol while people gather on the Western Front The Capitol is currently closed BildTwittercom / XKNKWNbHxZ

BREAKING: # Trump supporters break glass windows in the Capitol and try to storm in
Building on lockdown, session during break and escalating situation: BildTwittercom / 3tVNntPNXv

– 1 person shot
– At least 1 bomb found on the Capitol grounds
– The & offices of the Chambers of Congress were injured by Trump supporters
– Tear gas used
– Capitol when it is closed
This is America Today ImageTwittercom / 5ov0GIRRlI

Now that I have service, a rundown of what just happened / what I just saw MAGAs stormed the Capitol steps and broke the fence * and * meeting with the Capitol Hill Police and some MPD, the lightning grenades , Tear gas, CS & mace and pepper bullets released #DC #WildProtest BildTwittercom / J837J5vrlS

Trump supporters attempt to break a police cordon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the Washington Capitol (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter, which covers climate science and life on a changing planet

Participate in respectful discussions about the US Choice on our special Facebook page

Listen and subscribe for the latest political news and issues on a daily basis

Listen and subscribe for a weekly update with the news makers that matter

A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with hosts Michael Stittle and Nik Nanos

Riots in Washington, DC, Capitol Washington, Capitol Building Washington, DC Protest, Trump Latest, Ilhan Omar

World News – CA – Photos capture chaotic scene while rioters storm U main building

Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/photos-capture-chaotic-scene-as-rioters-storm-u-s-capitol-building-1.5256147