Sat. Mar 6th, 2021

WASHINGTON — Chaos erupted in the nation’s capital as supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol building, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be swept to a secure location and the Senate chamber to be evacuated.

The Associated Press reported that one person was shot and taken to a hospital. 

According to multiple media reports, the entire Washington, D.C., national guard has been activated.

Thousands of protesters had gathered at the National Mall earlier to protest the election results. At a rally about an hour before the protesters broke through police lines at the Capitol, Trump had urged them to go to the building.

“We’re going to try and give our Republicans,” he said. “… the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

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