Pro-Trump Protesters Storm the Capitol as Congress Debates Election Result

Senators are locked inside the chamber as protesters confront police inside the Capitol

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Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters have stormed the U.S. Capitol, pushing past police and forcing Congress into a recess amid the Electoral College vote certification on Wednesday.

The Capitol has been placed on lockdown, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a curfew beginning at 6 p.m. ET.

Groups of protesters were able to push past and topple barricades surrounding the perimeter of the Capitol shortly before 1 p.m. ET, according to the Washington Post, before pushing past police and entering the Capitol.

“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!” Trump tweeted to his followers.

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