US Capitol evacuated as pro-Trump mob storms building

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Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the US Capitol building, effectively halting a vote to certify the results of the 2020 election. The Capitol is currently on lockdown, and lawmakers from both chambers have been evacuated as the mob has breached both congressional chambers and voting floors. Tear gas has reportedly been deployed in the rotunda in an effort to secure the building.

At least one person has been shot (warning: graphic video) and a number of capitol police have been injured. The nearby Cannon and Madison federal buildings have also been evacuated as have private residences near Capitol Hill.

One of the protestors who breached the Senate floor has been identified as a prominent promoter of the QAnon conspiracy by Daily Beast…

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