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Peaceful protesters breached the Capitol on the House and Senate side.
Patriots upset about the massive 2020 election voter fraud walked through four layers of security fencing and occupied the building, overrunning the Capitol Police.
“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement,” Trump tweeted, as tear gas was deployed in the locked-down Capitol. “They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”
Tear gas was dispersed in the Capitol Rotunda.
Law enforcement instructed lawmakers to retrieve masks from under their seats amid the clashes.
A woman was shot in the chest and is described as being in critical condition. There is no word yet if she was a protester or a Capitol employee.
Another protestor got into the Senate and took the presiding officer’s chair where Vice President Mike Pence who was evacuated had sat. One protestor entered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and sat in her chair.
All members of Congress were evaluated and the House and Senate are now in recess.