Pro-Trump Protesters Storm U.S. Capitol, Clash with Police

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. (Anthony Tilghman/The Washington Informer)

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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent

Thousands of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday [January 6th] as Vice President Mike Pence presided over the Electoral College vote.

Carrying Trump banners and American flags and chanting “Stop the Steal,” the protesters blasted their way into the hallowed halls, breaking windows and shoving Capitol police aside as they sought to push the mob back by unleashing pepper spray.

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