Rioters destroy media equipment after storming US Capitol

Washington DC mayor extended public emergency to 15 days

A mob of Trump supporters swarmed the media close to the US capitol in Washington D.C.

A man struck media gear with a flag pole several times, chasing away the journalists in the staging site.

The Rioters confronted news crews, some from the Associated Press, outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. forcing them to abandon their filming equipment.

Update: The Washington DC mayor extended public emergency to 15 days following violence at the Capitol.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city will be under a state of public emergency that will last until January 21.

 It comes after a mob of Trump supporters entered the Capitol building and engaged with riot police on Wednesday afternoon as Congress held a joint session to count the 2020 Electoral College votes.

Police say one person was fatally shot and more than 50 people were arrested. Both chambers of Congress recessed debate after the mob forced a lockdown at the Capitol and the evacuation of lawmakers and VP Mike Pence. US officials now say the building is secure.

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