Hundreds mob the US Capitol in a bid to overturn Trump's election defeat
Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, in a bid to overturn his election defeat, forcing Congress to postpone a session that would have certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. (READ: ‘It’s insurrection,’ Biden says, as Trump supporters storm US Capitol)
With drawn guns and tear gas, police evacuated lawmakers and sought to clear the Capitol Building of protesters, who surged through the halls of Congress in shocking scenes broadcast across the globe.
Below are images from the protests: