Shocking photographs of chaos on the US Capitol: Rioter hangs from balcony;…

Jay Cannon, USA TODAY
Published 5:01 p.m. ET Jan. 6, 2021 | Updated 6:37 p.m. ET Jan. 6, 2021

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Angry supporters of President Donald Trump have stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic protest aimed toward thwarting a peaceable switch of energy. One individual has been shot because the protesters stormed the constructing and violently clashed with police. (Jan. 6)

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WASHINGTON – Rioters overran the United States Capitol building on Wednesday in a chaotic and violent scene that suspended a joint Congressional session to certify the 2020 election outcomes.

Thousands of supporters for President Donald Trump convened in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to protest the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, following the lead of Trump, who for weeks has baselessly claimed election fraud brought about Joe Biden to win the presidency, regardless of no proof of widespread voter fraud. 

Earlier Wednesday, 1000’s of Trump supporters demonstrated on the National Mall as Trump gave a speech calling for Congress to object to the certification of the Electoral College votes.

That push to delegitimize election outcomes escalated Wednesday afternoon, when rioters breached the Capitol constructing. 

Rioters have been seen waving flags within the constructing, storming the ground of the Senate Chamber and sitting within the workplace of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Here are among the most placing photographs from the chaotic scene on the Capitol. 

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