US Capitol turmoil in pictures...

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US Capitol turmoil in pictures

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:56 PM, 7 January 2021  

Dusk falls around the US Capitol as Trump supporters continue their occupation of its front steps; Photo: Reuters

Dusk falls around the US Capitol as Trump supporters continue their occupation of its front steps; Photo: Reuters

The supporters of outgoing US President Donal Trump swarmed Capitol Hill in the name of protests while certifying the President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.

The lawmakers were seen taking shelter in place and halting debate in both the House and Senate.

It has been learned that Donald Trump has provoked his supporters, alleging of vote-rigging, to march on the Capitol building. 

Protesters made it all the way to the Senate floor and the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Hundreds of Trump supporters broke through the security barricades at the Capitol building shortly after the rally and clashed with police. At one stage, they broke through the police barricade and entered the Capitol building during the Congress session. Police used tear gas and paper spray to disperse them.

See the pictures of the incident of violence inside the Capitol:

Protesters wearing pro-Trump merchandise take photographs inside the building; Photo: Getty Images
Trump supporters barred by police inside the Capitol; Photo: AFP

One protester is seen carrying a plinth from a room at the US Capitol; Photo: Getty Images

Capitol police officers point guns at a protester from inside the Senate chamber; Photo: Getty Images

After sitting at the desk of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one protester leaves a message reading “we will not back down”; Photo: EPA

Trump supporters pose for pictures on the Senate dais; Photo: Getty Images

Lawmakers and Capitol staff wear protective gas masks during the siege; Photo: Getty Images

Several protesters are detained by police; ; Photo: Getty Images

A US Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a protester entering the building through a broken window; Phto: EPA

Police threw tear shells to disperse the protesters; Photo: AFP

Trump supporters protesting before storming the Capitol Hill; Photo: Reuters

Source: BBC, AFP, Reuters, Getty Images, EPA

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