PHOTOS: Pro-Trump protesters force way into U.S. Capitol

Trump supporters broke through a police barrier and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers were in the middle of debating the Electoral College vote that gave Joe Biden the presidency.

The Capitol is currently on lockdown.

Protesters tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps and were met by officers in riot gear. Some tried to push past the officers who held shields and officers could be seen firing pepper spray into the crowd to keep them back. Some in the crowd were shouting “traitors” as officers tried to keep them back.

The events came just shortly after Trump addressed thousands of his supporters, riling up the crowd with his baseless claims of election fraud at a rally near the White House on Wednesday ahead of Congress’ vote.

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