Protesters stormed into the U.S. Congress building Wednesday as both chambers were debating objections to the Arizona vote after suspending a joint session to certify the results of the presidential election. Senator James Lankford, who chaired the upper chamber, announced.
“The protesters are in the [congressional] building,” he stressed, adding that the Senate is in recess, as is the House of Representatives.
MSNBC television previously reported that the U.S. Congress building was cordoned off by police as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attempted to storm it. Lawmakers, according to the channel, were evacuated to safe locations.
Supporters of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump have crumpled the fences in front of the Capitol building and clashed with police, who began using tear gas, reports Fox News television channel.
It is also reported that police decided to evacuate people from two surrounding buildings after suspicious packages were found near them.