Thousands storm US Capitol
The Capitol building was stormed by a mob of thousands carrying pro-Trump signs and American flags on Wednesday, breaking into the House and Senate Chambers as Congress began counting Electoral College votes to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory as president.
Both the House and the Senate had to recess and evacuate after protesters breached the Capitol.
Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington declared a citywide curfew from 6 pm Wednesday to 6 am Thursday morning.
About two hours after Metropolitan Police cleared the building and the Capitol steps of protesters, the Senate resumed the process on Wednesday night to affirm Biden's Electoral College victory.