Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

News

US Capitol In Chaos As Pro-Trump Extremists Breach Building

5ff6398910aca40008c9dc5e-eight.jpg
Pro-Trump extremists gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

Washington D.C. was engulfed in chaos on Wednesday, as extermists who support President Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol building, resulting in violence in the seat of America's federal government.

Violent protesters were seen smashing windows and occupying the House and Senate floors and various offices. Police were seen with guns drawn in the House chamber, pointing their firearms at windows that were smashed.

The surreal and dangerous scene interrupted proceedings in the House and Senate, as members of Congress were tallying President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

For two months, Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen from him, and dozens of fellow Republicans planned to object to slates of electors from various states they considered contested.

Support for LAist comes from

Violent protesters were seen smashing windows and occupying the House and Senate floors and various offices. Police were seen with guns drawn in the House chamber, pointing their firearms at windows that were smashed.

We'll continue following this story as it develops.

READ MORE: