One Woman Shot Inside U.S. Capitol Building During Protests | 22 Words

Earlier today, Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building, protesting against the 2020 Presidential Election results. Supporters of President Trump pushed past the police force, who were protecting the building and the lawmakers inside.

The crowds were able to breach the premises and enter the building, dismantling barricades and continuing to protest inside.

The building is currently on lockdown, according to the Washington Post. A 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for today has also been put in place by the Mayor of Washington D.C.

Supporters of President Trump broke through barricades earlier today, entering the U.S. Capitol building and continuing to riot.

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Supporters of the President rushed the building in protest after Trump encouraged his followers to fight against the election results that were being counted by lawmakers inside of the building.

The 45th President mentioned the "Historic day" on Twitter earlier this week, encouraging his supporters to join in protest against the results.

And then once again before the rally ensued... He spoke to the crowd, stating: “We will never give up, we will never concede. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved."

Trump supporters dressed in red, white, and blue entered the building chanting their support for the 45th President.

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There was an armed stand-off between security and the crowd of protestors after they broke through multiple barricades and reached the inside.

Capitol police stood off against protestors attempting to enter the House Chamber as well...

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While lawmakers were inside during a joint session of congress.

The protesters interrupted the certification of the electoral college vote...

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A joint congressional session was being held to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Which would mark a "historic day."

Lawmakers were quickly rushed out of the building, once protestors reached the inside.

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According to CNN, the Senate floor was evacuated and cleared of any rioters and protestors as of 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

This video shows the hordes of protestors pushing against the barricades.

Posted at 12:15 pm PT, this video shows the vast size of the crowd protesting at the Capitol building today.

There are now reports that one person has been shot in the melee.

According to NBC News, "Several law enforcement officials said one person was shot inside the Capitol by a member of law enforcement. The person was reported in critical condition, but no other details were immediately available."

This shocking photo shows U.S. Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado sheltering below seats for protection.

The New York Times has also reported that an explosive device was found at the RNC.

Though it's said to have been safely detonated. According to the NYT, it was "a pipe bomb that was successfully destroyed by a bomb squad, according to an official for the R.N.C." This is a trending news story and will be updated.