Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol in attempt to stage coup, as fears grow about bombs and guns around the building Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 4, 2021

Donald Trump’s supporters have stormed the United States Capitol building in an attempt to stage a coup as Congress was about to certify Joseph R. Biden’s win.

The Capitol has been put on lockdown as fear grows that there might be bombs and guns around the building.

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DC Mayor has ordered a 6 p.m. curfew, even as the Vice President Mike Pence has been ushered out of the Senate building by the secret police.

House of Representatives members and Senators have been given gas masks and are being evacuated out of the Capitol building.

The protesters stormed the building after President Donald Trump delivered remarks calling for actions and ranting about election fraud.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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