PHOTOS: Trump supporters storm US Capitol, break into building

Trump supporters gather on the Washington Monument grounds in advance of a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Photo: AP Photo/John Minchillo. Trump supporters gather on the Washington Monument grounds in advance of a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Associated Press
Updated: January 06, 2021 04:15 PM
Created: January 06, 2021 03:07 PM

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump have stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power. 

They have forced lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupted challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Trump issued a restrained call for peace but did not call on his supporters to leave. 

Earlier, in a huge rally near the White House, the president had egged his supporters on to march to Capitol Hill.

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