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27 Pictures That Show How Out Of Control The Situation At The United States Capitol Is

I'm speechless.

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1. So, if you haven't heard, rioters are storming the US Capitol:

Large crowd of rioters holding U.S. flags and 'Trump/Pence' flags
Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

2. They're pepper-spraying the police:

Joseph Prezioso / Getty Images

3. Breaking into offices:

A rioter wearing a 'MAGA' hat and holding an American flag sits at a desk
Saul Loeb / Getty Images

4. Apparently stealing podiums:

A rioter smiles at a camera while walking off with a podium from the Capitol
Win Mcnamee / Getty Images

5. Climbing the walls of Congress:

Win Mcnamee / Getty Images

6. Having photo ops on the dais:

They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling “Trump won that election!” This is insane

Twitter: @igorbobic

7. Posing in Congress:

This may be the lasting image of today

Twitter: @Bencjacobs

8. And praying to oversized crosses:

Win Mcnamee / Getty Images

9. They've made it into Nancy Pelosi's office...

A rioter sitting in a chair at a desk in Nancy Pelosi's office
Saul Loeb / Getty Images

10. ...and are leaving notes on her desk:

Saul Loeb / Getty Images

"WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN."

11. Guns have been drawn by security:

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

12. There have apparently been shots:

They’re shooting into the chamber.

Twitter: @MEPFuller

13. Staffers are sheltering where they can:

Andrew Harnik / AP

14. And members of Congress are taking cover:

Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag

15. It's terrifying:

Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag

16. Someone set up a gallows:

Saul Loeb / Getty Images

17. Rioters are climbing the building scaffolding:

Several people got on to a scaffolding outside Senate, took it to second floor, which looked like the area where McConnell’s office is located, and started banging on windows

Twitter: @igorbobic

18. They're banging on the doors:

Andrew Harnik / AP

Smashing windows:

Holy shit they’re literally breaking into the Capitol

Twitter: @JoshuaPotash

19. They've breached security:

Saul Loeb / Getty Images

20. The halls of the Capitol appear to be filled with smoke:

Saul Loeb / Getty Images

21. And it appears very few have been stopped by the police:

Several people on the ground seeming surrounded by police
Drew Angerer / Getty Images

22. There are Confederate flags:

Rioter walking through the Capitol freely with a Confederate flag in hand
Eric Baradat / Getty Images

23. QAnon conspiracy theorists:

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

24. And lots of angry rioters:

Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag

25. Basically, it's complete chaos:

Rioters and police tussling over a barricade
John Minchillo / AP

26. A legit mob:

Joseph Prezioso / Getty Images

27. And, as of now, it still hasn't stopped:

Julio Cortez / AP

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