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US Capitol enters lockdown as pro-Trump protesters storm building

Congress Holds Joint Session To Ratify 2020 Presidential Election
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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 multiple adjacent buildings have been evacuated. Vice President Mike Pence and Senate president pro tempore Chuck Grassley have also been evacuated, and tear gas has reportedly been deployed in the rotunda in an effort to secure the building.

Information from within the building remains uneven, but it appears the mob has also breached certain congressional offices and the main Senate floor. There have also been reports of gunfire within the chambers.

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