Last Updated on February 17, 2022
The Capitol Building has been evacuated, with the Senate ordered to shelter in place, as patriots breach the building with DC Police admitting they have lost control.
National File has been covering the ongoing mass civil unrest outside the Capitol Building in DC, following Mike Pence’s betrayal of President Trump in the Electoral College. Patriots, supporters of President Trump, have not stood for Pence’s actions, furious at his refusal to wield his constitutional power to reject Electors from states with serious irregularities.
Angry Americans have now broken through multiple police lines. The Blaze’s Elijah Schaffer described the scenes as “the craziest thing [he’s] ever seen” in his life, with the police being completely overrun.
BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
After about an hour of battling outside, many patriots were able to finally breach the United States Capitol, where DC police said that they have “lost control” of the situation, unable to stop the angry crowds. Ethan Ralph, a livestreamer, described the scenes as being “historic unrest,” something that this country has never seen, certainly not in recent years.
As a result of storming of the Capitol by the patriots, some in the Senate and House have been sheltering in place, with some being evacuated, including Mike Pence. Senate proceedings have been officially halted after the supporters of the President Trump got inside.
I’m sheltering in place in my office. The building next door has been evacuated. I can’t believe I have to write this.
— Rep. Haley Stevens (@RepHaleyStevens) January 6, 2021
Oh my goodness we are sheltering in place in the Senate
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: U.S. Senate proceedings have been halted as Trump supporters attempt to storm the U.S. Capitol building; some lawmakers being escorted from the chamber. https://t.co/01SywyZ7fR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 6, 2021
VIDEO: Watch the moment the U.S. Senate abruptly adjourned as protesters stormed the first floor of the U.S. Capitol building. pic.twitter.com/hv3QbJLkgH
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 6, 2021
National File reported that the police are initiating violence against supporters of President Trump, with video footage showing punches being thrown at those supporting the President, flash bangs being set off, and tear gas and mace deployed into the crowds.
This is going to get bad.
Patriots and Capitol Police continue to face off.
Look at all the blood on the ground…. #WashingtonDC #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/28hodMm1aK
— Cat Hyde (I'm just here for my ban) (@KBoomhauer) January 6, 2021
Yo cops are throwing punches in DC pic.twitter.com/pDdCaK1IVs
— Right Wing Punk, Lone Wolf (@Right_Wing_Punk) January 6, 2021
National File will continue to bring you coverage of the civil unrest outside the Capitol Building.