The protesters trooped to the congress shortly after President Donald Trump encouraged them to do so.
According to the NBC, a police officer on the third floor of the building advised people to take shelter because protesters had got inside.
Senators were locked inside their chamber on the second floor of the Capitol building and protesters wearing Trump “Make America Great Again” hats and carrying flags were seen gathering outside the chamber doors, the news outlet said in its report.
BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN
WASHINGTON DC: There are at least 100,000+ people just in the overflow for the event— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
Videos can not describe the size of the crowd. This is wild pic.twitter.com/yyp0IgTJEc