Trump During count to make Biden president
Donald Trump supporters have stormed the US Capitol Building, breaking down security barriers and fighting with federal police.
In addition to those attempting to occupy the Capitol, some 30,000 people who had attended Trump’s rally remain surrounding the building.
The incident is taking place at the very time when Congress is debating November’s election results as part of the process of officialising Joe Biden’s victory.
Video of Trump supporters breaking into the Capitol pic.twitter.com/imwGubWPEB
? Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 6, 2021
On Wednesday, tried to convince his vice-president Mike Pence to reject the confirmation of Biden’s election win.
Hours later he called Pence a coward for not opposing Biden’s clear mandate.
Politicians are locked inside the Capitol building and there have been reports of gunshots outside.