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Photos And Videos Show The Damage Left Behind After The Riot At The Capitol Building

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  • Rioters fought with law enforcement officials before eventually breaching a door and gaining entrance to the Capitol Building.
  • Multiple rioters were seen with Capitol Police protective gear including riot shields that some used to break windows to gain access to the building, video shows. 
  • Four people died and at least 70 were arrested, Fox News reported. At least 14 officers were injured and two were hospitalized.

Rioters left damage and trash in the wake of the Capitol Building riot on Wednesday, photographs and videos show.

Rioters, many of which were wearing pro-President Donald Trump gear, stormed the U.S. Capitol Building after scaling scaffolding set up for inauguration and breaching a door on the west side of the building. Several people entered through broken windows and broken doors.

Trash, flags and signs were left scattered around the Capitol rotunda and throughout the hallways, photographs show.

They chanted “stop the steal” and “whose house? our house!” as they moved through the building, video shows.

TOPSHOT - Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of Congress. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of Congress  (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen through a damaged entrance of the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Congress has finished the certification for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ electoral college win after pro-Trump mobs stormed the Capitol and temporarily stopped the process. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 07: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen through a damaged entrance of the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Workers clean damage near an overrun Capitol Police checkpoint a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Workers clean damage near an overrun Capitol Police checkpoint a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: The remnants of pepper spray, tear gas, and fire extinguishers dusts the security console at the entrance to the western promenade of the U.S. Capitol building on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Donald Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing a Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Trump. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 07: The remnants of pepper spray, tear gas, and fire extinguishers dusts the security console at the entrance to the western promenade of the U.S. Capitol building on January 7, 2021 (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of Congress. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of Congress  (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Several rioters said that they raided the Capitol building because “this is our country, this is our house,” video shows.

Rioters broke into official’s offices and rummaged through their desks. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley’s tweeted a video saying rioters stole a laptop from his office and showed artwork torn from his office’s wall and cigarette butts and a Trump flag left behind.

When law enforcement officials eventually entered the building, fights between police and rioters broke out and several rounds of teargas were deployed, video shows.

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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A member of a pro-Trump mob shatters a window with his fist from inside the Capitol Building after breaking into it on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Several windows were smashed around the building and debris was left in the halls, photographs show. Rioters appeared to use Capitol Police riot shields to break some of the windows, video shows.

One man removed a podium bearing the seal of the speaker of the House from the building, photographs show.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Roturnda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Multiple rioters were seen carrying Capitol Police riot gear including shields and vests, photographs show. (RELATED: PHOTOS: The ‘Stop The Steal’ Pro-Trump Rally Turned To Riots In Washington DC)

One police officer was visibly concerned about the number of rioters entering the building as they pushed him into a wall, video shows.

Four people died, at least 70 people were arrested and several firearms were recovered, Fox News reported. At least 14 police officers were injured, and one was hospitalized after a crowd assaulted him.

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