Photos: Aftermath of US Capitol breach

PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Workers install heavy-duty security fencing around the US Capitol a day after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the premises in Washington, DC. on January 7.(Erin Scott / REUTERS)
Scraps of a demonstrator's poster lays below a Congressional members and staff entrance sign at the Senate Carriage Entrance on January 7. The rampage that left five people dead and a country on edge as Donald Trump's presidency comes to an end.(Erin Scott / REUTERS)
Workers clean damage near an overrun Capitol Police checkpoint a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol on January 7.(Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
A blood-smeared bust of President Zachary Taylor covered with a plastic bag at the US Capitol on January 7. Joe Biden was formally ratified by the Congress as the next US president hours after the breach, ending two months of failed challenges by his predecessor, Donald Trump,(Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg)
A flag is pictured in a trash can after supporters of US President Donald Trump were vacated from the US Capitol Building, in Washington on January 7.(Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)
Hand trucks with stacks of plywood in the Rotunda of the US Capitol building on January 8. President Trump, in a video message on the night of the breach, condemned the storming, which occurred after he urged his angry supporters to take action, and said he would prepare for the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.(Al Drago/Bloomberg)
A worker cleans a statue of former President Ronald Reagan inside the Rotunda of the US Capitol a day after the storming. As officials sifted through the aftermath of the mob’s siege, there was growing discussion of impeaching him a second time or invoking the 25th Amendment to oust him from the Oval Office.(Erin Scott / REUTERS)
A security checkpoint desk covered in dust at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on January 7.(Graeme Sloan / Bloomberg)
Bullet holes and stickers are seen on an entrance to the US Capitol on January 7. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund praised his officers, saying they "responded valiantly" when demonstrators attacked them with "metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants and took up other weapons" and also faced two pipe bombs. Sund later said he would resign effective January 16, according to a letter cited by news outlets.(Erin Scott/REUTERS)
The phrase "Murder the media" is written on a door to the US Capitol on January 7. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that “the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America.” She called him “a very dangerous person who should not continue in office," AP reported.(Erin Scott/REUTERS)
Members of the news media survey damaged equipment outside the US Capitol a day after the violence on January 7. The US President has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the "risk of further incitement of violence", the social media giant has announced on January 9.(Erin Scott/REUTERS)

Workers install heavy-duty security fencing around the US Capitol a day after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the premises in Washington, DC. on January 7. (Erin Scott / REUTERS)

Scraps of a demonstrator's poster lays below a Congressional members and staff entrance sign at the Senate Carriage Entrance on January 7. The rampage that left five people dead and a country on edge as Donald Trump's presidency comes to an end. (Erin Scott / REUTERS)

Workers clean damage near an overrun Capitol Police checkpoint a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol on January 7. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

A blood-smeared bust of President Zachary Taylor covered with a plastic bag at the US Capitol on January 7. Joe Biden was formally ratified by the Congress as the next US president hours after the breach, ending two months of failed challenges by his predecessor, Donald Trump, (Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg)

A flag is pictured in a trash can after supporters of US President Donald Trump were vacated from the US Capitol Building, in Washington on January 7. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)

Hand trucks with stacks of plywood in the Rotunda of the US Capitol building on January 8. President Trump, in a video message on the night of the breach, condemned the storming, which occurred after he urged his angry supporters to take action, and said he would prepare for the administration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)

A worker cleans a statue of former President Ronald Reagan inside the Rotunda of the US Capitol a day after the storming. As officials sifted through the aftermath of the mob’s siege, there was growing discussion of impeaching him a second time or invoking the 25th Amendment to oust him from the Oval Office. (Erin Scott / REUTERS)

A security checkpoint desk covered in dust at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on January 7. (Graeme Sloan / Bloomberg)

Bullet holes and stickers are seen on an entrance to the US Capitol on January 7. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund praised his officers, saying they "responded valiantly" when demonstrators attacked them with "metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants and took up other weapons" and also faced two pipe bombs. Sund later said he would resign effective January 16, according to a letter cited by news outlets. (Erin Scott/REUTERS)

The phrase "Murder the media" is written on a door to the US Capitol on January 7. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that “the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America.” She called him “a very dangerous person who should not continue in office," AP reported. (Erin Scott/REUTERS)

Members of the news media survey damaged equipment outside the US Capitol a day after the violence on January 7. The US President has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the "risk of further incitement of violence", the social media giant has announced on January 9. (Erin Scott/REUTERS)

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Scenes from the Capitol the day after hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the building seeking to overturn the election result. A Capitol police officer died from injuries sustained in the assault. A woman protester was fatally shot by the authorities, and three people died from medical emergencies.

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