US Capitol evacuated as pro-Trump mob storms building

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Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the US Capitol building, effectively halting a vote to certify the results of the 2020 election. The Capitol is currently on lockdown, and lawmakers from both chambers have been evacuated as the mob has breached both congressional chambers and voting floors. Tear gas has reportedly been deployed in the rotunda in an effort to secure the building.

At least one person was shot during the incident (warning: graphic video) and news reports confirm that she later died from her injuries. Improvised explosive devices were also recovered from both major party headquarters and from the grounds of the Capitol itself. One of the protesters who breached the Senate floor has been identified as a prominent promoter of…

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