Heavy gunshot heard at the Capitol building, According to US police sources, the crowd of protesters pushed back past police officers who tried to ban them from entering the US Capitol as senators were discussing the ratification of the presidential election inside.
View from inside the Capitol as people gather on the West Front. The Capitol is currently on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/XKNKWNbHxZ
— Caroline Brehman (@carolinebrehman) January 6, 2021
Due to the protests, the Congress was forced to suspend the voter certification process.
Earlier today, Trump addressed his supporters in front of the White House, where he told protesters to “fight” for him.
Since then, his supporters have walked from the White House to Capitol Hill, where some managed to break into a building.
US news networks reported that the police had guns pulled on the door of the chamber.
The windows of the building were broken, allowing protesters from inside.
Although the police had placed explosives, smoke, try to stop the mob, the police joined the protesters managed to raise the stairs on the east side of the Capitol. Then a small group broke into the building.
The Senate suspended its proceedings against Senator James Ames Lankford (R-Okla.), Who was interrupted by an aide who said the protesters were in the building.
The doors of the house were also closed. In a statement, US Capitol Police said that buildings inside the Capitol complex were not allowed to enter or leave. “Stay away from outside windows and doors. “If you are outside, cover it,” police said.
Woman Shot At The Capitol Building
Below is a Terrifying video shows a woman shot in the neck at the Capitol building as fearful protest escalates in the Capitol today.
In the viral video, it looks like there are cops behind them or are they pretending to be cops? Also, was most likely from inside the building they are trying to go in is who shot.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Terrifying video shows a woman shot in the neck at the Capitol building.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 6, 2021
The woman is in critical condition after being shot in the chest at the US Capitol as Trump supporters stormed the building, according to multiple reports.
Administration officials condemned the actions of the mob that breached the Capitol, but it’s unclear whether federal authorities are sending assistance to US Capitol Police.
Acting Secretary Chad Wolf has refuted the protest by saying that violence in any form is unacceptable. NO one has the right to attack ANY federal institution regardless of motivation. Violent opportunists at the US Capitol grounds must be held accountable. We have a proud history of resolving our differences through peaceful means.
Why The Protest At The Capitol Building?
Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman, described Donald Trump’s tweet to his supporters storming the US Capitol as “cowardice.”
Speaking to CNN, the Illinois congressman called on the president to acknowledge his defeat in the presidential race and allow the electoral college vote count to move forward.
Trump’s former acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, also said the president needed to instruct his supporters to “go home.”
More Updates coming!!