Protesters forced their way into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, disrupting and delaying, but did not stop the counting of Electoral College votes. Congress reconvened the joint session shortly after 8 p.m. Jan. 6, 2021 to continue the process of counting and certifying the Electoral College votes.
Capitol the protesters, stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, entering the building, reportedly yelling and waving Trump and United States flags as they marched through the halls, disrupting the count of Electoral College votes Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2021.
When alerted police and other law enforcement stood guard at the doors, barred from the inside with furniture and stood guard at doors, photos posted by protesters and media in Washington, D.C. depicted. Congress members were reportedly rushed to secure locations.
A woman was reportedly shot inside the Capitol and later died.
The D.C. mayor enacted a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., allowing only essential personnel to be outdoors during those hours; a curfew was also declared by the Governor for nearby Alexandria and Arlington.
The entire D.C. National Guard was activated and responded, along with other local, state and federal law enforcement.
President Donald Trump has reportedly been locked out of or suspended, at least temporarily, from his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
After the Capital building was declared clear of protesters and safe, elected officials returned to resume the counting and certifying of the Electoral votes shortly after 8 p.m. EST. Jan. 6, 2021.