Chaos erupted in downtown D.C. A woman was shot and killed. President Trump ordered the National Guard. Violent mobs smashed windows and occupied buildings. Police had their guns drawn inside the U.S. Capitol as they attempted to control the situation.
The assault comes after two months of Trump and some other Republican leaders baselessly saying the election was stolen from him.
Even while calling for peace in a video on Twitter, Trump repeated his claim that the election was fraudulent. "We love you. You're very special," he said, as he told the supporters in D.C. to go home.
Lawmakers will resume accepting the Electoral College ballots for President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, after authorities cleared the Capitol building.
See scenes from the assault below.
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