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D.C. Enacts Lockdowns After Trump Supporters Storm Capitol, Force Evacuations

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday afternoon that she was instituting a citywide curfew for the entire city at 6:00 in response to Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building, which forced an evacuation while forcing others to shelter in place. There also appears to be an armed standoff inside one of the chambers.

Newly-elected Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) tweeted out a video of one of the incidents that unfolded in the nation’s capital following a rally that President Donald Trump held.

“Just evacuated my office in Cannon due to a nearby threat. Now we’re seeing protesters assaulting Capitol Police,” Mace wrote. “This is wrong. This is not who we are. I’m heartbroken for our nation today.”

Other videos showed the protesters appearing to fight with law enforcement officials inside the Capitol building.

There also appeared to be a standoff inside one of the chambers as law enforcement officials barricaded the doors and had guns drawn and pointed at the door.

Donald Trump Jr. called out the violence on Twitter, writing: “This is wrong and not who we are. Be peaceful and use your 1st Amendment rights, but don’t start acting like the other side. We have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone.”

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