Jan 6, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Protesters storm U.S. Capitol

a protestor with a flag climbing steps inside the capitol
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Demonstrators from the "March for Trump" stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, resulting in the evacuation of lawmakers, staff and reporters and the lockdown of at least three buildings.

Why it matters: The attack occurred during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who are respectively second and third in the line of succession, have been moved to undisclosed locations. The rest of the House and Senate are sheltering in place.

A look at the scene
Members of the DC National Guard are deployed outside of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6
Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images
protestors outside the capitol
Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
protestors
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
protetsors in front of a painting
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
proetsors in the capitol
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
protestors holding a podium
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
protestors on the ground with cops with guns drawn
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
guns drawn towards a broken window
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
a protestor inside the chambers
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
protestors in the gallery
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
a protestor in a lawmaker's chair
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
a protestor at a desk with his feet up
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
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