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U.S. Capitol Hill Under Attack From Trump Supporters, Congress Members Evacuated

U.S. Capital Hill Under Attack From Trump Supporters, Congress Members Evacuated

After furious Trump supporters attended save America’s march, Capitol hill under attack.

The siege of Capitol Hill occurred where Trump called on his supporters to never surrender after accusing Democrats of stealing elections for Joe Biden.

After rioters burst down barricades, the frenzied scene forced Congress to evacuate portions of the building and suddenly delay a symbolic ceremony affirming the November election of President-elect Joe Biden.

Police officers pulled arms at one tense time when rioters attempted to burst into the House Chamber.

In the middle of the sounds of throngs of President Donald Trump’s supporters circling the Capitol, Pence, who presided the joint session of Congress, was quickly hurried out of the Senate chamber.

A senator told NBC News that Pence and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Senate president pro tem, were taken to a secured and an undisclosed location.

National Guard forces were ordered to the U.S. from Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Capitol in the wake of a blockade of pro-Trump demonstrators that outnumbered the federal police and forced the refuge of legislators and staff.

A woman was fatally gunned down by U.S. Capitol Police and three others died in “medical emergencies,” said Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee.

The doors of the Senate were closed and locked, and senators were told to stay away from the area. The doors to the House were barricaded, and some lawmakers were seen praying.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 12-hour curfew in the city that began Wednesday evening.

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Yosam Mukundane Is a political and socio-economic policy analyst at Forsige and a reporter covering Africa and Asia from Uganda.

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