The US Capitol is on lockdown during a tense situation with demonstrators outside the building, according to Capitol police officers.
A CNN employee tried to leave the building and couldn’t because police said the building is on lockdown. CNN is reporting that protestors are inside the building as of 2:24 EST.
- Congress members are being told to stay inside the House chamber
- Pence was been removed from the building
- An armed standoff at the House front doors
- House & Senate members are still inside
This is a developing story…
Protestors have breached the Capitol steps and a lockdown is in place. Call in the National Guard. pic.twitter.com/XHdnRpIICz— ValGal (@ValGal1212) January 6, 2021
If this had been a BLM protest, they would have been shot as soon as they breached the Capitol steps. https://t.co/HF1Z93IREL— Dan Sweeney (@Daniel_Sweeney) January 6, 2021
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021