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Scenes of Capitol chaos

  • >> Reuters
    Published: 2021-01-07 05:23:38 BdST

Protesters supporting Donald Trump swarmed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, putting it on lockdown, as Vice President Mike Pence rebuffed the president's demand to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden and the Senate's Republican leader denounced a bid in Congress to undo the election outcome.

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Law enforcement officers scuffle with supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attempting to enter U.S. Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, Jan 6, 2021. REUTERS

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Police clear the U.S. Capitol Building with tear gas as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside, in Washington, U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS

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Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. Jan 6, 2021. REUTERS

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump climb on walls at the U.S. Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, January 6, 2021. REUTERS

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Law enforcement officers push back against supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attempting to enter U.S. Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, January 6, 2021. REUTERS

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A protester with a tactical shield sits in a hallway of the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020, after supporters of President Donald Trump breached security and entered the building. THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Protestors climb onto the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. After President Donald Trump urged supporters not to stand for his election defeat, crowds of angry partisans stormed the Capitol, putting a halt to the congressional acceptance of the election and bringing a violent end to his presidency. (Jason Andrew/The New York Times)

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People protesting the presidential election results inside the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

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A protester climbs in a broken window of the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as another, wearing a Make America Great Again hat, looks out. (Sabrina Tavernise/The New York Times)