POSTED ON JANUARY 6, 2021
Breaking news coming in from Washington as police are reporting that protesters have reached the Senate Floor and gunshots have been fired.
Congress was meeting today to certify the Electoral College Votes and when news circulated that Vice President Mike Pence was allowing the count to move forward, protesters started storming the Capitol steps.
Officials have closed down and evacuated two buildings on Capitol Hill.
The protesters tore through four layers of security fencing, and overran federal police, to get through to the floor.
Donald Trump J.R took to twitter to condemn the actions saying, “this is wrong and not who we are, be peaceful” he said, “and use your first amendment rights , but don’t start acting like the other side, we have a country to save and this doesn’t help anyone.”
Shocking scenes at the Capitol Building show some Congressmen with guns drawn and others taking cover as shots rang out.
According to authorities one person was shot in the neck and one in the chest, both have been transported to the hospital, no further information was given.
President Trump took to twitter to call for calm saying “I am asking everyone at the US Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence,” he said, “Remember, we are the party of law and order, respect the law and our great men and women in blue.”
The President has since released a video calling for peace, and telling protesters to go home.
President trump has called in the national guard, The Defense Department has authorized the mobilization of the entire DC National Guard which is approximately 1800 troops.