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Pro-Trump mob attack US capitol in washington d.c.

Chaos erupted in the nation’s capital Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol building, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be swept to a secure location and the Senate chamber to be evacuated.

A woman was shot and taken to a hospital, and the Pentagon said the Washington, D.C., National Guard has been mobilized to support local law enforcement. As of late afternoon, 13 people — all from outside the area — had been arrested.

As a 6 p.m. ET curfew approached, police in riot gear stood outside the Capitol and held protesters at bay after securing the premises a few hours after rioters broke in through smashed windows and climbed to the building’s balconies.

 

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