Washington, DC, wasn’t the only capitol building under siege Wednesday — with clashes reported at major cities across the US.
As the world watched in horror at the thousands of President Trump supporters violently storming the Capitol compound, violent protests also broke out in several other major cities, including Los Angeles, Austin, Sacremento, Atlanta and — unsurprisingly — Portland.
Pro-Trump protesters also gathered in numerous state capitols around the country — in some cases even reportedly trying to get inside — forcing many to evacuate and closed early.
In the Big Apple, dozens of anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters were chased away by a heavy police presence as they protested outside Trump Tower late Wednesday.
Two people were arrested — including a teen who went viral over the summer when she was thrown in an unmarked police van — and seven others issued summonses, the NYPD said.
In Portland, home to near-nightly protests, police declared an unlawful assembly