Some of the protesters who breached the Capitol on Wednesday broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office, with one of them apparently making away with her podium.
Protesters who were apparent supporters of President Donald Trump stormed and breached the Capitol from its east side following his Wednesday morning speech on the Ellipse in front of the White House, according to The New York Times.
Those who broke into the Capitol, many of whom were clothed in camouflage, meandered through the halls, looted objects, and rummaged through the desks of Congress as they made their way into both the House and Senate chambers.
“A man was smoking pot in a room where there were photos of mountains and maps of Oregon on the wall,” according to The New York Times. “A man put a framed photo of the Dalai Lama in his backpack. A man in a leather jacket ripped a scroll with Chinese characters.”
Intruders also managed