It seems as though the last four years have come to a head at the U.S. as Trump supporters, egged on by the president’s conspiracy theories over the 2020 election, have stormed the Capitol building.
At least one person was shot, reportedly in the neck, and Congress and staff were evacuated as right-wingers broke through police lines, through doors, and into the House and Senate chambers. Photos and video footage of the scenes soon flooded Twitter as much of the U.S. population watched in complete shock at this unprecedented event.
Trump supporters, Proud Boys, and others were seen wandering through the building, breaking into offices and taking selfies at lawmaker desks, and pawing through papers on chamber floors as members of congress huddled on the floor.
Photos of Capitol police pointing guns at chamber doors as someone reportedly attempted to shoot into the room, videos of people in MAGA hats and with Confederate flags marching up the stairs and getting into the scaffolding outside the building, and blown minds abound.
There is no possible way to overstate just how many absolutely bonkers images are coming out of D.C. right now.
They’re shooting into the chamber. pic.twitter.com/l9owW7BAVt— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 6, 2021
Trump supporters bringing down the US flag to replace it with a Trump election campaign banner. https://t.co/zbWurLZhoP— Jack Parrock (@jackeparrock) January 6, 2021
Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/EjkQ83h1p2— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021
Holy shit pic.twitter.com/dofEG2SmqP— Jim Newell (@jim_newell) January 6, 2021
Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol pic.twitter.com/V4spojl40q— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 6, 2021
Huge port o potty line at the siege of the U.S. Capitol pic.twitter.com/BCg89IarfH— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) January 6, 2021
literally nazis have stormed the capitol https://t.co/A0vufAuUVm— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) January 6, 2021
quick back-of-the-envelope data shows DLive enabled Baked Alaska to grift 181k lemons today streaming the capitol storming, which is about $2175.00 https://t.co/mXZjvjrEG1— megan squire (@MeganSquire0) January 6, 2021
They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling “Trump won that election!” This is insane pic.twitter.com/p6CXhBDSFT— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
Protesters have breached the Capitol. They’re outside the Senate chamber pic.twitter.com/I021tKliUD— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021