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US elections 2020

Pro-Trump mob storms Capitol, disrupting electoral count

Results certified under tight security after deadly violence

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Rioters loyal to U.S. President Donald Trump breached the Capitol building Wednesday, delaying a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote count for Joe Biden and sending legislators scrambling for cover.

The meeting went into lockdown, and U.S. lawmakers were quickly evacuated from the congressional chamber. Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the certification process, was rushed to safety. Footage from C-SPAN showed congressional staff and reporters holed up inside the Capitol building with doors barricaded.

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