Photos: Protesters Storm US Capitol Building During Joint Session

January 6, 2021 Updated: January 6, 2021

Protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday. Photos showed them inside the chambers of the House and Senate.

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Protesters enter the Senate Chamber in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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A protester wearing a ‘Keep America Great’ hat sits at a desk after invading the Capitol building in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

There were reports of shots fired in the Capitol building. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he heard the shots, according to Fox News, and called on President Trump to issue a statement.

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021. Picture taken through a glass inside the Capitol. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
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A U.S. Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a protestor attempting to enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Reuters)

It came after footage and photos showed the mob of people forcing their way into the Capitol building.

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U.S. Capitol police officers take positions as protestors enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Reuters)
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U.S. Capitol Police detain people who entered the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
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Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)