- 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.
— ITV News (@itvnews) January 6, 2021
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.
#HappeningNow Capitol Building in Washington DC getting stormed, tear gas, Clashes ongoing.
— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) January 6, 2021
WATCH: Rioters break windows to enter U.S. Capitol building pic.twitter.com/n9FYMZYvD0
— BNO News (@BNONews) January 6, 2021
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.
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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