Live Updates: Thousands of Trump Supporters Storm the Capitol, Police Overwhelmed

Trump Supporters stormed the Capitol building ground Wednesday afternoon, breaching federal barriers and clashing with capitol  police.

“Full unlawful assembly in display. Never seen anything like this,” said Elijah Schaffer, a videographer on the scene.
“Insane. Thousands occupying.”

The storming of the Capitol building happened soon after President Trump gave a rousing speech at the massive Trump rally on the National Mall in Washington DC. The president noted during his address that some 250,000 supporters were in town for the March for Trump rally.

Schaffer noted in a subsequent tweet, that the MAGA horde had torn down “four layers of security fencing.”

“Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun … This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them.”

The Trump supporters chanted “USA, USA, USA!” as they clashed with the police.

 

The Capitol reportedly went into lockdown and staffers were evacuated amid the chaos.

House members have reportedly been instructed to put on masks as police deploy tear gas inside the U.S. capitol dome.

The U.S. Senate chamber is being evacuated and senators taken to a secure location, according to Disclose T.V.

At 2:13 p.m. President Trump took to Twitter to urge his supporters to be peaceful and to follow the law.

“Respect the law and our great men and women in blue,” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s allies quickly echoed his call for law and order with tweets of their own:

Live video here.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: Crowds of people gather as US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Thousands of Trump supporters, fueled by his spurious claims of voter fraud, are flooding the nation's capital protesting the expected certification of Joe Biden's White House victory by the US Congress. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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