Pro-Trump protesters interrupt electoral vote confirmation hearing

Lawmakers evacuated for their safety


Last updated 5/5/2021 at 8:50am

Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. interrupting a congressional hearing to confirm the electoral college's votes in the 2020 General Election that resulted President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

The protesters breached barricades, forcing lawmakers to be evacuated from the building for their safety.

The National Guard has been activated and there are reports of one woman having been shot, though no further details on the incident have been released.

12 U.S. Senators including Steve Daines, R-Mont., had announced their plans earlier this week to objec...

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