css-14iz86j-BoldText {font-weight: bold;} US President-elect Joe Biden blew up the “uprising” of the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the US Capitol and called for an end to their “siege”

In a tweeted video, Mr Trump reiterated debunked claims that the vote was “stolen” but urged protesters to “go home”

A joint session of Congress to confirm the votes of the electoral college has been suspended and put on pause

The protesters fought their way past the police to break through the US Capitol They screamed and waved Trump and US flags as they roamed the halls demanding that the presidential election results be overturned

The invasion caused members of Congress to seek cover under their seats and put on gas masks while tear gas was fired in the Capitol rotunda

“I urge President Trump to go on national television now to keep his oath, defend the Constitution and call for an end to this siege,” he said

“Storm the Capitol, break the windows, occupy offices on United States Senate floor, rummage through desks in the House of Representatives, and threaten the safety of duly elected officials

Mr Trump responded in a video recorded on Twitter, reiterating his unproven allegations of fraud in the November White House elections

“I know your pain, I know you are hurt,” said the Republican president, who retired Nov. January leaves

“We had a choice that was stolen from us It was a landslide choice and everyone knows it, especially the other side

Twitter added a warning label to the tweet referring to controversial claims of election fraud and “risk of violence”

When Mr Trump gathered his supporters in front of the White House on Wednesday, he had asked them to march on the Capitol

During the Save America Rally, Mr. Trump had told his supporters: “We will never give up, we will never admit”

There were reports that guns were drawn and at least one person was shot in the building.A woman was reported to be in critical condition after suffering a neck injury

Members of Congress were asked to vacate the building or stay where they were. A congresswoman tweeted that she would stay in her office

Vice President Mike Pence urged the rioters to leave the Capitol immediately, saying the violence and destruction must “stop now”

Rioters marched through the building and sang “We want Trump” One was photographed in the chair of the Senate President

A rare citywide curfew was imposed by the Mayor of Washington, DC from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (11:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. GMT)

A pipe bomb detonated by a bomb squad was found in the Republican Party offices in Washington DC while nearby Democratic Party offices were being evacuated over a suspicious package, the New York Times reports

Hundreds of loyal Trump supporters are huddled together on the steps of Capitol Hill while armed police officers keep a watchful eye nearby

“We are not [expletive] Antifa!” A man yells at the police, referring to the loose coalition of “anti-fascist” activists opposing Mr. Trump

“We just want the Capitol police to step down and hand the building over to us,” one man told the news cameras as he was being filmed by other Trump supporters

The belief here is that President Trump’s election was stolen and that lawmakers in the building should do their duty and somehow award him the election

Never mind that election officials confirmed the results and the courts dismissed Trump campaign charges of fraud because there was no evidence

It’s a siege mentality here as news spreads in the crowd that the National Guard is on their way to the Capitol

A joint congressional session was held to promote Mr Biden’s election victory on Jan. November to confirm

The process is usually brief and ceremonial, but some results have been objected by Republican lawmakers

For days, Mr. Trump has also been putting pressure on Mr. Pence, who is chairing the session, to block certification of the “Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!” The president tweeted on Wednesday

However, in a letter to Congress, Mr Pence said he had no “unilateral power to decide which votes to count”

Mr. Trump has also tried to cast doubt on the integrity of Tuesday’s Senate runoff election in the southern, traditionally republican state of Georgia – where two Democrats are expected to have won

If the Democrats both win, they will gain effective control of the Senate – something that will help Mr Biden move his agenda forward after he passed on Jan. January was installed as president

An armed mob breaks the window and clashes with the police One person is said to have been shot and wounded

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