Capitol Police ask for more law enforcement for assistance, including federal authorities


Shortly after 1 p.m. ET pro-Trump protesters pushed via limitations arrange alongside the perimeter of the US Capitol Building. They tussled with officers in full riot gear, some calling officers “traitors” for doing their jobs. 

Protesters may very well be seen pushing towards steel fences, and police utilizing the fences to push protesters again, whereas different officers reached excessive to membership folks attempting to cross their traces. 

Flash bangs may very well be heard close to the steps of the Capitol as smoke crammed the air. In some cases officers may very well be seen deploying pepper spray.

Teargas has been deployed, nevertheless it’s not clear whether or not by protesters or police, and folks wiped tears from their eyes whereas coughing.  

 Trump supporters chanted “USA” and waved American flags in addition to flags studying “Don’t Tread on Me.”



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