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Photos from the D.C. riots


A mob of rioters pushed past police and into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Congress debated the certification of the presidential election. A person was shot and later died, and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, imposed a 6 p.m. curfew. 

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Capitol police direct members and staffers out of the House as a mob of rioters storms the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary

Police cleared the Capitol interior about 6 p.m. and were working to move people away from the grounds Wednesday night.

These are photos from the scene.

Trump supporters scale the walls on the Senate side of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez ---

People stand outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Amanda Voisard

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Trump supporters make their way up Constitution Avenue en route to the Capitol after the president gave a speech at the White House Ellipse on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson

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A mob of rioters push into Capitol police on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez

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A mob of rioters bursts through a door at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Amanda Voisard

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Congressional staff members are ushered out of the Capitol after a mob of rioters breached the building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Amanda Voisard

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A mob riots at the U.S. Capitol in support of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Astrid Reicken

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Police clear the U.S. Capitol grounds after a pro-Trump mob rioted there on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Katherine Frey

 

Published : January 07, 2021

By : The Washington Post · The Washington Post · NATIONAL, POLITICS, COURTSLAW, CONGRESS, NATIONAL-SECURITY, WHITEHOUSE