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Woman shot in the neck at the Capitol building VIDEO



One woman has been shot inside the US Capitol after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building and violently clashed with police in a bid to stop Joe Biden's victory from being certified - as Washington DC authorities declared a 6pm curfew amid the violence. Violence broke out after dozens of Trump supporters breached security perimeters at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon with lawmakers inside the House Chamber urged to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda. The woman was reportedly shot in the chest and is in critical condition. It was not immediately clear who shot the woman. Police could be seen treating her on the floor of the iconic building. Protesters were heard banging on the doors of the House chamber and yelling outside as police officers rushed lawmakers out of the chamber and to safety. 'We've been given gas masks on the House floor. Tear gas has been used in the Rotunda,' wrote Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly on Twitter. Vice President Mike Pence, presiding in the Senate, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, presiding in the House, were removed from their respective chambers at the first hint of the breach for their own safety. The protesters filled the rotunda, which sets below the dome of the Capitol and is filled with paintings depicting important scenes in the founding of the nation. They also were seen marching through Statuary Hall, the room off the House chamber that is filled with statues of the nation's founders and used for special ceremonies. In the crypt of the Capitol, where George Washington was originally supposed to be buried, police and protesters clashed, fighting it out. 'We now have individuals that have breached the Capitol building. They are in the Rotunda area,' Capitol police said. Trump urged his supporters to stay peaceful, in a tweet that came after they had breached the building.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A terrifying video shows a woman shot in the neck at the Capitol building.




 

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