The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after crowds of Trump supporters breached the building, breaking through barriers and clashing with police as lawmakers gather for a joint session of Congress to count and certify the electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election.
Videos show protesters clashing with police as they attempt to storm the building, triggering evacuations. The U.S. Capitol is currently on lockdown, according to several reports:
BREAKING: U.S. Capitol put on lockdown due to security threat
— BNO News (@BNONews) January 6, 2021
View from inside the Capitol as people gather on the West Front. The Capitol is currently on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/XKNKWNbHxZ
— Caroline Brehman (@carolinebrehman) January 6, 2021
The US Capitol is now on lockdown.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 6, 2021
**BREAKING** All US Capitol complex buildings have officially been put on lockdown.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 6,