Following Wednesday's chaos, photos and videos of the aftermath within the Capitol have been shocking viewers online...
It's safe to say it's been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.
On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
Photographs and videos of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...
via: Getty ImagesMany of which show the aftermath of the siege.
The videos and images of the aftermath have been quick to go viral on Twitter.
via: GettyAnd show the extent of the damage that was done within the building.
Rioters left various messages throughout the building.
Rioters left this message inside The United States Capitol https://t.co/jxH6Rwq2dM— Anthony Quintano (@Anthony Quintano)1609976067.0
As well as lengthier notes...
The mob of Trump supporters who entered the U.S. Capitol left this note on a coffee maker in a kitchen area. "Thom… https://t.co/AuQt0S1EJQ— Kevin Lewis (@Kevin Lewis)1609992661.0
Various pictures of broken glass have been released.
AFTERMATH: Broken glass, abandoned flags and smashed furniture litter the hallways of the U.S. Capitol Building in… https://t.co/gfEwB7MtvK— ABC News (@ABC News)1610007228.0
Broken furniture can be seen in some of the photographs...
I’m inside the Capitol for @USATODAY. The aftermath of Trump rioters storming the building is jarring Glass everywh… https://t.co/2tReQM9eG6— Christal Hayes (@Christal Hayes)1609986157.0
A bust of Zachary Taylor has a red substance smeared on it.
Footage of the clean-up was also shared...
The same House chamber doors where the armed standoff took place hours ago is being cleaned for members to return f… https://t.co/eJ21lwZl6H— Daniella Diaz (@Daniella Diaz)1609982559.0
This video gives a more detailed look.
For more on Wednesday's riot, scroll on...
We’re getting a look at the aftermath inside the Capitol. https://t.co/7ZHAeMqSNk— Josh Croup (@Josh Croup)1610037346.0