Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, as a nation watched in horror as the mob attempted to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep President-elect Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.
About a dozen F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security agents in riot gear entered the Dirksen Senate Office Building around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and officers from Washington’s police force headed to the Capitol in a show of force to put an end to violent protests, looting and vandalism.
Right-wing terrorists fight the police pic.twitter.com/Y8wJ4kQDmK
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) January 6, 2021
The mayor of Washington imposed a rare evening curfew. One person was reported to have been shot and killed.
At least one Capitol Police officer was caught on video taking selfies with those looters who had broken into the Capitol complex.
The man was wearing a hat and mask, but his green vest clearly said “Police.” His sleeve was marked with the insignia of the Capitol Police.
The moment was captured on a live-stream capturing the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/EjkQ83h1p2
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021