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In pictures: The chaos Donald Trump's supporters created at Capitol Hill

Updated : January 07, 2021 09:00 PM IST

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election.

Members of the National Guard take position as supporters of  President Donald Trump gather outside the US Capitol building during a protest against the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. (Image: Reuters)
Members of the National Guard take position as supporters of  President Donald Trump gather outside the US Capitol building during a protest against the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress. (Image: Reuters)
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier. (Image: AP Photo)
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier. (Image: AP Photo)
Trump supporters near Capitol Hill in Washington. (Image: AP Photo)
Trump supporters near Capitol Hill in Washington. (Image: AP Photo)
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the Capitol in Washington. (Image: AP Photo)
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the Capitol in Washington. (Image: AP Photo)
Pro-Trump protester clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress, at the US Capitol Building. (Image: Reuters)
Pro-Trump protester clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress, at the US Capitol Building. (Image: Reuters)
Members of the Oath Keepers are seen among supporters of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the Congress. (Image: Reuters)
Members of the Oath Keepers are seen among supporters of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the Congress. (Image: Reuters)
Capitol Police try to hold back protesters outside the east doors to the House side of the US Capitol. (Image: AP Photo)
Capitol Police try to hold back protesters outside the east doors to the House side of the US Capitol. (Image: AP Photo)
Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol. (Image: AP Photo)
Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol. (Image: AP Photo)
Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber. (Image: AP Photo)
Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber. (Image: AP Photo)
People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the Capitol. (Image: AP Photo)
People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the Capitol. (Image: AP Photo)
Published : January 07, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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