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    • Flowers are placed in security fencing days after supporters of US President Donald Trump besieged the US Capitol in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • The White House is seen behind security fencing days after supporters of US President Donald Trump besieged the US Capitol in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • National Guard troops stand watch at the Russell Senate Office Building across from the US Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • The US Capitol building is seen through newly erected fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • National Guard troops stand watch on the grounds of the US Capitol in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • US Capitol Police officers from the Hazardous Devices Section inspect and seal a manhole on the grounds of the US Capitol in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • Ambulances stand by on the grounds of the US Capitol in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • National Guard troops stand watch at the Russell Senate Office Building across from the US Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, 10 January 2021.
    • Sal Gonzalez places flowers at a memorial to honour slain Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on the west side of the US Capitol building in Washington, 10 January 2021.
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    Flowers are placed in security fencing days after supporters of US President Donald Trump besieged the US Capitol in Washington, 10 January 2021.

    On 6 January, thousands of Trump supporters violently besieged the Capitol in a bid to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory. The incident took place after Trump reiterated that he would never concede defeat and urged supporters to continue fighting to overturn the election results.

    During the riot, protesters attacked police with metal pipes and chemical irritants, damaged property, seized the inauguration stage, and occupied the rotunda inside the Capitol building. The incident is the most significant breach of US Capitol grounds since the British set fire to it in 1814.

    Five people died as a result of the violent entry into the Capitol complex, including US Capitol Police officers. On Sunday, President Donald Trump ordered that national flags be lowered at all public buildings in honour of the deceased officers.

    The officers are Brian Sicknick, who succumbed on Thursday, and Howard Liebengood, who died of undisclosed causes on Saturday.

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