Local politicians condemn violence at the Capitol as President Trump and Joe Biden tell protestors to disperse

This is a developing story, and details might change.

A crowd gathers early Wednesday to protest the election results at Washington DC. Photo provided.

What began as a large crowd of protestors at the Capitol Building during the Electoral Certification process turned violent as a group stormed the building and began making their way inside. At least one woman was shot and later died, according to several news sources, who also say that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a citywide curfew from 6 p.m. on Wednesday until 6 a.m. on Thursday. At least one Improvised Explosive Device was found, according to local law enforcement, who later determined the device was “no longer a threat.”

Locally, politicians have stepped out on social media to condemn the violence and reiterate the importance of a peaceful electoral process.

Rumors swirl about some protestors being “Antifa in disguise”

While most news outlets are referring to the mob as “Trump Supporters,” reporters and activists on social media are pointing out that some of the more recognizable members of the group showing up in the Capitol Building have been seen before at Black Lives Matter rallies. The man in the horned hat is said to paid actor Jake Angeli.

Rioters rush media, destroy news equipment

Knocking down barricades, a group of rioters rushed a group of news crews, shoving over their cameras and equipment, before moving on.

Biden and President Trump address the nation

Joe Biden addressed the nation shortly after the violence began, calling for President Donald Trump to “step up,” and call on the mob to disperse:

President Trump, in a recorded message, told protestors to “go home,” while maintaining that the election was stolen:

“I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us, and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now, we have to have peace. We have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people of law and order, and we don’t want anybody hurt.”

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