From inside: Out-of-control pro-Trump mob ransacks Capitol Hill as Joe Biden declared president-elect (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
January 6 will go down in US history as the day when the unthinkable happened – an angry mob forced its way into the home of the US Congress and went berserk inside, breaking into the Senate Chamber, raiding lawmakers’ offices, and causing bizarre and appalling scenes to unfold.
Some of the most powerful images from the chaos on Capitol Hill today... pic.twitter.com/uLdlcu4pvi— Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) January 6, 2021
The office of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, was broken into – and one man made himself at home by putting his feet up on the table.
The man pictured in Nancy Pelosi’s office took a piece of her mail, made it out safely, then posed for a pic pic.twitter.com/UckbTRHZsW— Kayla Brantley (@_KaylaBrantley) January 6, 2021
A CNN journalist shared film of the aftermath of one break-in into an office of a congressperson, where it looked like every single drawer had been emptied of its contents with heaps of papers strewn across the floor, and lampshades and windows broken.
The ransacked office of the Senate Parliamentarian: pic.twitter.com/E7PsSgoAEX— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) January 7, 2021
Congresswoman Grace Meng had to barricade herself in a room for five hours to hide from the raging mob. She posted the pictures of her hiding place on Twitter, describing her ordeal as “scary.”
After 5 hours I’ve been rescued from my hiding place. Now i can show you my DIY barricade and gas masks. Protestors were right outside the door chanting ‘USA USA’ it was scary but i am ok! Thanks all for your prayers. pic.twitter.com/OX3rfM35zH— Grace Meng (@Grace4NY) January 6, 2021
One man was seen carrying an item of furniture that looked like a podium, in an act that could constitute looting. Chinese Twitter users were quick to jump on this one.
Chinese netizens are asking to buy Capitol Podium on China's eBay-like secondhand online marketplace Xianyu, saying they "won't bargain as it has historic meaning," after an online pic showed a man taking it away amid siege of US Capitol. pic.twitter.com/5FDAsfRjPn— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) January 7, 2021
The unprecedented events inspired art as well – Birmingham artist Cold War Steve, aka Christopher Spencer, created this collage, painting a not-very-flattering-picture of Donald Trump “presiding” over the crowd.
The unrest left four people dead, as one woman was fatally shot by police and three others died of “medical emergencies,” according to police. More than 50 people were arrested.
Congress reconvened after the unrest subsided and went on to certify Joe Biden’s election win. Trump promised“an orderly transition on January 20th,” despite the fact that he “totally” disagrees with the outcome of the election.Also on rt.com Pro-Trump Capitol invader tells Venezuelans to follow his example & take back their freedom (VIDEO)
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