Photos: Trump supporters turn violent, storm U.S. Capitol

Trump supporters stand on a U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Violent supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, shattering windows, ransacking offices and pounding on the barricaded doors of the House chamber while shaken lawmakers huddled inside.

The extraordinary breach of democratic order — blamed by both parties on the president’s incitement — forced members to flee the House and Senate floors under armed guard, delaying Congress’ constitutionally mandated count of electoral college votes.

In the wake of the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, the top two Democrats in Congress — Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer — called for the removal of President Trump from office.

Washington

Capitol police rest, sitting on benches and the floor, one in a wheelchair, outside the House chamber.
Capitol police rest outside the House chamber on Thursday.
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Red and blue police lights in front of the Capitol Dome
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, lights from police vehicles illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.
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A man in a red sweatshirt holds up both arms as he's pushed along by a line of National Guard members in riot gear.
The National Guard moves a man outside the Capitol.
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Police officers in riot gear confront Trump supporters outside the U.S. Capitol.
Police officers in riot gear confront Trump supporters outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Pro-Trump rioters break into the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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Riot police clear the hallway inside the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Riot police clear the hallway inside the Capitol.
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Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol
Police officers with guns drawn watch as a members of a mob try to break into the House chamber inside the Capitol.
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Members of Congress run for cover as Trump supporters try to enter the House chamber.
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Congressional staffers in masks lean into a piece of furniture, pushing it to toward a door.
Congressional staffers barricade themselves after Trump supporters storm the Capitol.
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Two men push a couch in front of a door.
Congressional staffers work to barricade themselves.
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A man is shown dropping from a low balcony inside the Senate chamber.
A member of the pro-Trump mob drops into the Senate Chamber.
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A woman, one hand to her chest, lies on the floor amid rows of seats, a man gripping her hand.
Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) comforts Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) while they take cover as a pro-Trump mob storms the U.S. Capitol.
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Police hold guns on several people lying face down on the floor in a Capitol hallway.
U.S. Capitol Police detain people who entered the Capitol outside the House chamber.
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Trump supporters sit on a bench and have stuck a Trump flag reading "No more bullshit" into a statue.
Trump supporters occupy the Capitol.
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A crowd of rioters with Trump flags presses into a police metal barricade, with officers pushing back.
Pro-Trump rioters attempt to force their way through a police barricade in front of the Capitol.
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A man leans back in an office chair, one boot on the desk.
A Trump supporter sits behind the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after he joined the mob that stormed the Capitol.
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President Trump supporters clash with law enforcement outside the Capitol after Trump tells them, ‘We will never give up.’

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A man with tattoos and a fur headdress and flag stands, yelling, amid rows of seats in the Senate chamber.
A Trump supporter yells inside the Senate chamber.
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Supporters of President Trump occupy the Capitol Rotunda.
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A man wearing a Trump flag sits in the Senate chamber. He and a woman look at their phones.
A Trump supporter sits in the Senate chamber in Washington, after storming the Capitol.
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An officer shoots a stream of pepper spray at Trump supporters forcing their way through a barricade.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the Capitol.
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A protester has water poured in their eyes after being tear gassed.
A Trump supporter is among those tear gassed while a protest turned into a riot.
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A man wearing a T-shirt referencing a conspiracy theory holds both arms wide in a gesture to a police officer.
A rioter gestures to Capitol Police in the hall outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol.
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Trump supporters stand under a giant U.S. flag at a protest.
Trump supporters rally earlier in the day to protest Wednesday’s scheduled ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.
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A Trump supporter carries a picture of him reading "Not a perfect man, but a man perfect for the job."
Crowds arrive for a rally protesting the U.S. election.
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President Trump walks in front of a row of U.S. flags at a rally protesting the election.
President Trump arrives to speak at the rally.
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Trump supporters wave flags in front of the Washington Monument.
Crowds arrive waving flags for a rally to protest the election.
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The U.S. Capitol is in the background as supporters of President Trump begin to gather for a rally.
Supporters of President Trump gather for a rally.
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Trump supporters in the nation’s capital protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory
Trump supporters gather Wednesday to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.
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Trump supporters with a banner on the grass and a newspaper saying Trump Wins! gather in front of the Washington Monument.
Trump supporters gather on the Washington Monument grounds in advance of a rally, as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
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Los Angeles

Pro-Trump demonstrators taunt anti-protesters across the street as they rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall.
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Rosie Ornelas, left with her daughter-in-law, Carley Ornelas, , pray as Pro-Trump demonstrators rallied outside city hall.
Rosie Ornelas, left with her daughter-in-law, Carley Ornelas, pray as Pro-Trump demonstrators rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall.
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An anti-Trump protestor, left, and a pro-Trump demonstrator exchange blows after they rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

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