Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting ‘Stop the Steal’ conspiracy (Source Tech Crunch)
A chaotic scene unfolded in Washington D.C. as a large crowd of pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. The Trump supporters flooded into the nation’s capital to attend a rally held earlier by President Trump outside the White House. The rally was timed to protest lawmakers gathering Wednesday January 6 to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win. At his own event, Trump encouraged his supporters to continue demonstrating against Congress, claiming incorrectly that Vice President Mike Pence holds the power to overturn the election results. While the situation is still unfolding, protesters penetrated the Capitol building and injuries have been confirmed, including at least one gunshot victim.