Washington DC will have a curfew from 6:00 pm today, Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Twitter. It will run until 6:00 am Thursday morning.
Today, I 'm ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7. pic.twitter.com/lp6Pt3DcYC- Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 6, 2021 /a>
Supporters of the current US President Donald Trump broke into the congress building and surrounded the conference room, Senator Lankford reported on Twitter. Debate in Congress on the summing up of the presidential election has been interrupted.
The police recommended that congressmen take refuge where they are, which caused a wave of outrage among parliamentarians.
Vice President Mike Pence has been evacuated from the Capitol. The Electoral College certification vote was suspended after protesters stormed the building.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, tweeted that this is an "attempted coup." He also condemned the actions of the protesters in a series of tweets and responded directly to President Trump. "You are not defending the country," Kinzinger tweeted to Trump.
You are not protecting the country. Where is the DC guard? You are done and your legacy will be a disaster. https://t.co/7jWYWE7TVj- Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 6, 2021
An armed confrontation takes place at the front door of the Congress building, and police officers point their pistols at anyone trying to get to the front door.
Charles Ramsey, former chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Force, called the capture of the Capitol by the protesters "as close to an attempted coup d'etat as this country has ever seen."