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Multiple reputable national news sources have reported rioting and storming of the halls of congress by supporters of outgoing United States President Donald Trump.
(The Center Square) – Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon, interrupting the congressional session that was meeting to confirm the Electoral College votes.
The Capitol was reportedly put on lockdown and the House of Representatives and Senate went into recess as protesters gathered by the thousands outside the building. Some of the crowd managed to get inside the building and reportedly were just outside the Senate chamber.
The protesters appeared to have come from a rally earlier in the day in which Trump condemned, as he has repeatedly since November, the results of the Nov. 3 election that made former Vice President Joe Biden the president-elect.
Trump didn’t directly address the actions of the protesters but he did ask them to avoid violence, tweeting “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”
Editor’s note: Here is a statement, in its entirety from someone who is there.