US protests: Trump supporters storm US Capitol building in Washington

Protesters are in the US Senate building. Picture: Getty
Protesters are in the US Senate building. Picture: Getty

US Congress has reconvened after representatives evacuated the chamber when Trump supporters forced their way into the building on Wednesday.

Representatives have recommenced counting Electoral College votes.

US President Donald Trump told supporters to go home after protestors breached barricades and broke into the Capitol, forcing an evacuation of the building.

President-Elect Joe Biden has called the violence a "dark moment" for America.

Both chambers of Congress abruptly recessed as they were debating the Electoral College vote that gave Joe Biden the presidency.

The protest coincided with Congress' certification of the US election, which Trump supporters believed was a fraud. These unsubstantiated claims have been inflamed by Trump.

A woman was shot in the neck and has died, and the D.C. National Guard has been activated to deal with the unfolding situation.

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Security with guns drawn on protesters in the US Capitol building. Picture: Getty

Security with guns drawn on protesters in the US Capitol building. Picture: Getty

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