- 100s of Pro-Trump protesters clashed with police after the president’s speech
- A number of protesters breached security at The Capitol and are inside the building
- The Capitol has been evacuated
- VP Pence has been escorted from the Chamber to a secure location
- 1000s are peacefully protesting outside
- President Trump urges protesters (via Tweet) to “Stay peaceful”
- Washington DC Mayor orders 6 pm citywide curfew
- DoD refuses to call DC official for National Guard deployment
- Federal Protective Service, Secret Service Deploying To Capitol
- President Trump Orders National Guard To Capitol To Restore Order
- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Sends State Troopers To Capitol To Restore Order
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Update (1602ET): Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has tweeted that he is “sending troopers to assist the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capitol Police.”
Hogan also said: “All Americans should be outraged by this attack on our nation’s Capitol. This is a heinous and violent assault on the heart of our democracy. I will not stand for this, and neither should any American.”
Update (1542ET): President Trump has ordered the National Guard to Capitol grounds to restore order.
*WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP ORDERS NATIONAL GUARD TO CAPITOL
*PENCE CALLS FOR ‘VIOLENCE,’ ‘DESTRUCTION’ AT CAPITOL TO END
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 6, 2021
Update (1533ET): Several media outlets are reporting one person was shot on Capitol grounds about 30 minutes ago.
AP is reporting one person was shot; CNN is reporting a woman was shot in the chest on Capitol grounds.
We are awaiting more information.
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Update (1520ET): Within the past hour, President Trump has tweeted again, this time urging “everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful.”
Trump continued: “No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!”
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Update (1512ET): More views of protesters on the Senate floor.
BREAKING: Protesters are on the Senate floor now: pic.twitter.com/k4Q0ln8pZs
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 6, 2021
Update (1508ET): Here’s a stunning view of protesters using a window washing platform to get to higher floors of the Capitol.
Update (1455ET): “Officers have drawn their firearms inside the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives after supporters egged on by the president breached the Capitol,” tweeted Reuters’ Brad Heath.
Video from the chamber. pic.twitter.com/UKF7MScHKN
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 6, 2021
Update (1444ET): DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a citywide curfew starting at 1800 ET following the chaos at the Capitol. Also, reporters are saying tear gas has been deployed while President Trump urges supporters to remain peaceful.
“Lawmakers have been told to get ready to put on gas masks and have retrieved gas masks from under the seats. There is banging on the door to the chamber,” Bloomberg’s Emma Kinery tweeted.
Tear gas has been dispersed in the Capitol rotunda per @HouseInSession and @elwasson who are there. Lawmakers have been told to get ready to put on gas masks and have retrieved gas masks from under the seats. There is banging on the door to the chamber.
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) January 6, 2021
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