Tear Gas Deployed as Trump Loyalists Protest Election Certification

Tear gas was deployed as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, January 6.

This video uploaded to Twitter shows canisters of tear gas being deployed as large groups of protesters crowd the stairs of the Capitol building.

Congress was set to vote to affirm Joe Biden’s win in the Electoral College, however the session was suspended as police were forced to lock down the entire complex after Trump supporters invaded the Capitol. Credit: @rawsmedia via Storyful