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How netizens reacted to Donald Trump’s supporters storming Capitol Hill

US Capitol Hill Siege: The US House of Representatives and Senate had met in a rare joint session to begin considering the certification of electoral college results when a violent mob overran security.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 8, 2021 10:35:21 am
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Thousands of people loyal to US President Donald Trump marched to the Capitol Hill on Wednesday, in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. The unprecedented chaos prompted varied reactions from people on social media.

The US House of Representatives and Senate had met in a rare joint session to begin considering the certification of the Electoral College results when a violent mob of Trump supporters overran security and entered the Capitol building, and even entered the Senate chamber.

At least four people died on the US Capitol grounds and 52 people were arrested. A curfew was imposed and emergency was declared for 15 days in Washington D.C.

Many took to Twitter expressing shock over the violent clash. Take a look at how people reacted:

Hours after the clash, both houses of Congress resumed their work on certifying Biden’s win, with the debate stretching into the early hours of Thursday. (Follow LIVE UPDATES here)

However, supporters of Trump continue to stage rallies across the United States. From Atlanta to Salem, Oregon, and points in between, Trump backers echoed the outgoing president’s false claims of voter fraud, news agency Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, social media giants Facebook and Twitter suspended the president’s account after he posted a string of inaccurate and inflammatory tweets as the chaos unfolded in Washington.

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