Photos: Trump supporters storm US Capitol

UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:59 PM IST
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6. A violent mob loyal to President Trump stormed the US Capitol on January 6 and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)
Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C on January 6. The US Capitol was placed under lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence left the floor of Congress as hundreds of Demonstrators swarmed past barricades surrounding the building where lawmakers were debating Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College. (Eric Lee / Bloomberg)
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington on January 6. Throngs of maskless demonstrators tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps while moving to break into the building. (John Minchillo / AP)
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the US Capitol on January 6. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)
A US Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a protestor attempting to enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on January 6. Reuters reported four deaths in the chaos - one from gunshot wounds and three from medical emergencies. At least 52 people were arrested according to police. (Kevin Dietsch / Pool via REUTERS)
The House of Representatives reconvenes to continue the process of certifying the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6. Hours after the mob stormed Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. (Erin Schaff / Pool via REUTERS)
US Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6 in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / AP)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump in the US Capitol on January 6. The mob’s storming of Congress prompted outrage, mostly from Democrats but from Republicans as well, as lawmakers accused Trump of fomenting the violence with falsehoods about election fraud. (Saul Loeb / AFP)
A protester is treated after getting pepper sprayed during clashes with Capitol police in Washington on January 6. The chaos unfolded after Trump addressed thousands of supporters near the White House and told them to march on the Capitol to express their anger at the voting process. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS)
Protesters after breaching the US Capitol Building on January 6 in Washington. “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long,” Trump wrote in a message that was later deleted by Twitter. He added, “Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!” (Win McNamee / Getty Images / AFP)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington on January 6. Biden called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business." (Susan Walsh / AP)
Police detain a person as supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol on January 6. Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP)
Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol on January 6. As night fell, law enforcement officers worked their way toward the protesters, using percussion grenades to clear the area around the Capitol. Big clouds of tear gas were visible. Police in full riot gear moved down the steps, clashing with demonstrators. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6. A violent mob loyal to President Trump stormed the US Capitol on January 6 and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C on January 6. The US Capitol was placed under lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence left the floor of Congress as hundreds of Demonstrators swarmed past barricades surrounding the building where lawmakers were debating Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College. (Eric Lee / Bloomberg)

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington on January 6. Throngs of maskless demonstrators tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps while moving to break into the building. (John Minchillo / AP)

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the US Capitol on January 6. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

A US Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a protestor attempting to enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on January 6. Reuters reported four deaths in the chaos - one from gunshot wounds and three from medical emergencies. At least 52 people were arrested according to police. (Kevin Dietsch / Pool via REUTERS)

The House of Representatives reconvenes to continue the process of certifying the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6. Hours after the mob stormed Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. (Erin Schaff / Pool via REUTERS)

US Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6 in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

Supporters of US President Donald Trump in the US Capitol on January 6. The mob’s storming of Congress prompted outrage, mostly from Democrats but from Republicans as well, as lawmakers accused Trump of fomenting the violence with falsehoods about election fraud. (Saul Loeb / AFP)

A protester is treated after getting pepper sprayed during clashes with Capitol police in Washington on January 6. The chaos unfolded after Trump addressed thousands of supporters near the White House and told them to march on the Capitol to express their anger at the voting process. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS)

Protesters after breaching the US Capitol Building on January 6 in Washington. “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long,” Trump wrote in a message that was later deleted by Twitter. He added, “Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!” (Win McNamee / Getty Images / AFP)

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington on January 6. Biden called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business." (Susan Walsh / AP)

Police detain a person as supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol on January 6. Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP)

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol on January 6. As night fell, law enforcement officers worked their way toward the protesters, using percussion grenades to clear the area around the Capitol. Big clouds of tear gas were visible. Police in full riot gear moved down the steps, clashing with demonstrators. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

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Unprecedented scenes unfolded in the heart of America after thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC in an attempt to stop a peaceful transition of power. The violence erupted after Trump supporters breached the Capitol and clashed with police on January 6, resulting in the death of four persons and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.

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