Pro-Trump Protesters Storm the US Capitol Building
Updated: Jan 7, 2021
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Officials say that the US Capitol Building is secure.
The woman who was shot at the US Capitol Building earlier today has died.
Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the US Capitol Building. Protesters have gathered inside and outside the building.
Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated from Capitol. Lawmakers were gathered to count the electoral votes.
President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office in the White House.
There will be a 6:00 pm curfew in Washington D.C.
President Donald Trump posted a video to Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube telling protesters to go home and reiterates that the election was stolen. Facebook and Youtube removed the video from their platforms. Twitter applied a warning label to the video which stated, "this claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence."
President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation. Vice President Mike Pence said earlier in the day that the protesters must immediately leave the building.
The National Guard and other Federal Agents were deployed.
Several officers have been injured. One was transported to the hospital. A woman was shot at the US Capitol Building earlier today. She later died. There is no word on who the woman was.
At one point the office of Nancy Pelosi has been breached with a protester leaving a note that says "we will not back down" and a protester with his feet up on the desk. Nancy Pelosi is not there.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour. Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld - and it will be."
There were a few small pro-Trump rallies in Canada. There were rallies in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.