US Capitol attack

IN PHOTOS: Pro-Trump protesters storm US Capitol, clash with police

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IN PHOTOS: Pro-Trump protesters storm US Capitol, clash with police

INTRUDER. A supporter of President Donald Trump carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the US Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses

Photo by Mike Theiler/Reuters

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:

CLIMB. Pro-Trump protesters scale a wall as they storm the US Capitol Building. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
MASS. Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building. Photo by Leah Millis/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Leah Millis
SIEGE. An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building. Photo by Leah Millis/Reuters
REUTERS/Leah Millis
INTRUDER. A supporter of President Donald Trump carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the US Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses. Photo by Mike Theiler/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
SMOKE. Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in front of the US Capitol Building. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
FLAGS. Protesters clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
MACHO. Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters
Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
GREY. Police officers stand guard as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building. Photo by Leah Millis/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Leah Millis
FACE OFF. A supporter of US President Donald Trump holds a US flag while confronting law enforcement officers at the US Capitol. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters
Photo by REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
TORN. Pro-Trump protesters attempt to storm the US Capitol in Washington during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress, January 6, 2021. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

– Rappler.com