Pro-Trump protests opposing the certification of results by the US Congress stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, occupying the House and Senate chambers, damaging property, amid an armed standoff with law enforcement agents.
One person was shot dead during the confrontation, three others died from "medical emergencies". At least 52 arrests have been made.
House Representatives and Senate members were temporarily urged to take shelter before reconvening to go on with the vote certification procedure.
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