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Supporters of President Donald Trump climb up the facet of the Capitol to enter in protest.Credit score…Jason Andrew for The New York Occasions

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington on Wednesday night time issued an order extending town’s public emergency for 15 days, warning that extremists who assist President Trump may proceed to wreak havoc within the nation’s capital.

The order empowers officers to cut back the hours of operation for companies, order individuals off the road if a curfew is issued, and expend funds as wanted to guard public security.

The directive, which is able to expire at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, extends the emergency by way of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Jan. 20. It got here hours after Ms. Bowser imposed a citywide curfew from 6 p.m. on Wednesday till 6 a.m. on Thursday.

In an announcement explaining the extension, Ms. Bowser pointed to the pro-Trump protesters who got here to town “for the aim of partaking in violence and destruction and have engaged in violence and destruction.”

“They’ve fired chemical irritants, bricks, bottles, and weapons,” Ms. Bowser wrote. “They’ve breached the safety of the Capitol and their damaging and riotous habits has the potential to unfold past the Capitol.”

She added that, “President Trump continues to fan rage and violence by contending that the Presidential election was invalid,” and mentioned, “some individuals may be anticipated to proceed their violent protests by way of the inauguration.”

Jan. 6, 2021, 9:38 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 9:38 p.m. ET

By The New York Occasions

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There are nonetheless protesters — and much more legislation enforcement — across the Capitol in Washington tonight, a number of hours after a curfew was imposed following a pro-Trump mob’s storming of the constructing.

Jan. 6, 2021, 8:53 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 8:53 p.m. ET

By Neil Vigdor

The Home of Representatives reconvenes to proceed the method of certifying the 2020 Electoral Faculty outcomes.Credit score…Erin Schaff/The New York Occasions

Rattled however defiant, members of Congress returned to the Capitol on Wednesday night time to renew counting the electoral votes from the November election, a course of that leaders on each side of the aisle mentioned wouldn’t be derailed by the sooner siege of the constructing by President Trump’s supporters.

“This temple to democracy was desecrated, its home windows smashed, our workplaces vandalized,” Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority chief, mentioned because the Senate reconvened.

Mr. Schumer, who’s poised to develop into the bulk chief after Democrats received each of Tuesday’s runoffs in Georgia, mentioned that January 6, 2021, was a date that will dwell in infamy, invoking President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s phrase after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

He referred to as Mr. Trump’s supporters who stormed the constructing “goons and thugs.”

Moments earlier, Senator Mitch McConnell, the bulk chief, referred to as the rioters “unhinged” and referred to the siege as a “failed revolt.”

“We is not going to bow to lawlessness or intimidation,” he mentioned.

From the dais of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol in the course of the breach, thanked legislation enforcement officers for restoring order and defending leaders.

“Violence by no means wins,” Mr. Pence mentioned. “Let’s get again to work.”

The Military activated 1,100 troops of the D.C. Nationwide Guard to guard the Capitol.Credit score…Spencer Platt/Getty Photographs

President Trump initially rebuffed and resisted requests to mobilize the Nationwide Guard to quell violent protests on the Capitol, based on an individual with information of the occasions.

In the long run, it was Vice President Mike Pence, protection and administration officers mentioned, who authorised the order to deploy. It was unclear why Mr. Trump, who continues to be technically the commander in chief, didn’t give the order. The mobilization was initiated with the assistance of Pat A. Cipollone, the White Home counsel, amongst different officers, based on the particular person with information of the occasions.

Kash Patel, the chief of workers to Chris Miller, the appearing protection secretary, responded: “The appearing secretary and the president have spoken a number of occasions this week in regards to the request for Nationwide Guard personnel in D.C. Throughout these conversations, the president conveyed to the appearing secretary that he ought to take any needed steps to assist civilian legislation enforcement requests in securing the Capitol and federal buildings.”

The Military activated 1,100 troops of the D.C. Nationwide Guard, an Military official mentioned Wednesday, and Virginia’s governor dispatched members of the Virginia Guard together with 200 Virginia State Troopers to quell the violence within the nation’s capital.

The troops had been despatched to the D.C. Armory to be deployed to the Capitol and to different factors round Washington.

Jan. 6, 2021, 8:09 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 8:09 p.m. ET

By Neil Vigdor

Vice President Mike Pence collaborating in a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election outcomes on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.Credit score…Erin Schaff/The New York Occasions

A lobbying group for the manufacturing business — an entity as soon as aligned with the Trump administration — urged Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday to make the most of powers throughout the structure to take away President Trump from workplace after Mr. Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

In a prolonged assertion, the Nationwide Affiliation of Producers termed the violent incursion on the Capitol complicated as “mob rule” that it mentioned was fueled by Mr. Trump.

The 14,000-member group, which final 12 months honored Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, mentioned that Mr. Trump was not match for workplace.

“That is sedition and must be handled as such,” the group mentioned. “The outgoing president incited violence in an try to retain energy, and any elected chief defending him is violating their oath to the Structure and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy.”

The affiliation referred to as on Mr. Pence to make use of a constitutional mechanism that gives the vp and a majority of the cupboard — the officers who lead government companies — with the flexibility to declare that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his workplace.” Each the Senate and Home can be required to approve such a measure by a two-thirds vote.

“Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, ought to severely take into account working with the Cupboard to invoke the twenty fifth Modification to protect democracy,” the group mentioned.

Most of these calling for Mr. Trump’s removing as president 14 days earlier than he’s slated to go away workplace had been Democrats, however there have been some exceptions.

Governor Phil Scott, Republican of Vermont, mentioned on Twitter that Mr. Trump must be ousted.

“The material of our democracy and the ideas of our republic are below assault by the president,” he mentioned. “Sufficient is sufficient. President Trump ought to resign or be faraway from workplace by his Cupboard, or by the Congress.”

President Donald Trump’s taped message from the White Home was eliminated by Twitter.Credit score…Pete Marovich for The New York Occasions

Twitter on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of locking President Trump’s account, depriving the president of his favourite technique of communication after violent Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and swarmed the streets of Washington.

Twitter took the tougher line after eradicating three of Mr. Trump’s tweets, which it mentioned had violated an organization coverage that forbids utilizing the platform “for the aim of manipulating or interfering in elections or different civic processes.”

Fb later mentioned it had “assessed two coverage violations” in opposition to Mr. Trump’s web page, and mentioned it was blocking him from posting on the platform for twenty-four hours.

Twitter mentioned it was appearing “on account of the unprecedented and ongoing violent scenario in Washington, D.C.”

“Which means the account of @realDonaldTrump shall be locked for 12 hours following the removing of those Tweets,” the corporate mentioned on Twitter. “If the Tweets should not eliminated, the account will stay locked.”

The tweets that had been eliminated repeated Mr. Trump’s false claims of election fraud and expressed reward and sympathy for many who had compelled their approach into the Capitol and disrupted Congress’s certification of the election outcomes. Twitter additionally eliminated a video wherein Mr. Trump repeated his baseless declare that “the election was stolen” and suggested the mob to “go house,” whereas including, “We love you.”

Jan. 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET

The New York Occasions

A supporter of President Trump struggles with a riot policeman after the protester pushed a line of police outdoors the Capitol constructing.Credit score…Roberto Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPolice officers take cowl behind their shields as they attempt to hold protestors outdoors the U.S. Capitol.Credit score…Leah Millis/ReutersFirst responders wheel an individual on a stretcher into an ambulance outdoors the Capitol after protesters stormed the grounds.Credit score…Michael Reynolds/EPA, by way of ShutterstockLocal and federal legislation enforcement officers patrol contained in the Capitol.Credit score…Olivier Douliery/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesA supporter of President Trump walks subsequent to police throughout a protest in opposition to the certification of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.Credit score…Jim Bourg/Reuters

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:59 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:59 p.m. ET

By Neil Vigdor

Senator Mitt Romney on the Capitol earlier than the protesters arrived.Credit score…Erin Schaff/The New York Occasions

Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, condemned President Trump on Wednesday night time for the breaching of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, saying that the president bore direct duty for the violence that disrupted the counting of electoral votes by Congress.

“What occurred right here right now was an revolt, incited by the president of the USA,” Mr. Romney mentioned in an announcement. “Those that select to proceed to assist his harmful gambit by objecting to the outcomes of a reputable, democratic election will without end be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented assault in opposition to our democracy.”

Mr. Romney, the lone Republican within the Senate who voted to convict Mr. Trump final 12 months on one in every of two articles of impeachment, has been the goal of verbal assaults by Mr. Trump’s supporters in current days. Movies confirmed one of many president’s followers confronting Mr. Romney earlier than a flight at Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport earlier this week. He was later heckled by Mr. Trump’s supporters aboard a flight.

In his assertion, Mr. Romney, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, mentioned that the objections to the counting of Electoral Faculty votes for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. was due to “a egocentric man’s injured delight.” He mentioned that Mr. Trump had misinformed his supporters and stirred their outburst.

“They are going to be remembered for his or her position on this shameful episode in American historical past,” he mentioned of Mr. Trump’s supporters. “That shall be their legacy.”

Former President George W. Bush, the one dwelling Republican former president, additionally denounced the actions of those that stormed the Capitol. He didn’t point out Mr. Trump by title.

“It’s a sickening and heartbreaking sight,” Mr. Bush mentioned. “That is how election outcomes are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic. I’m appalled by the reckless habits of some political leaders because the election and by the shortage of respect proven right now for our establishments, our traditions and our legislation enforcement.”

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:52 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:52 p.m. ET

The New York Occasions

Credit score…Erin Schaff/The New York Occasions

A few of the protesters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday got here in costume — dressed like Vikings, pioneers or troopers in camouflage. Many had faces painted with American flags and others carried elaborate indicators.

Credit score…Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesCredit…Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesCredit…Carolyn Kaster/Related PressCredit…Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA, by way of ShutterstockHome Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Capitol on Wednesday morning.Credit score…Pool photograph by Erin Schaff

Lawmakers will resume counting Electoral Faculty votes on Wednesday after a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California mentioned, as she vowed that the assault couldn’t “deter us from our duty to validate the election of Joe Biden.”

Ms. Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues, mentioned she had reached that call after consulting together with her management group and a sequence of calls with the Pentagon, the Justice Division and Vice President Mike Pence. She made no point out of the president.

‘We at all times knew this duty would take us into the night time,” Ms. Pelosi wrote. “We additionally knew that we’d be part of historical past in a optimistic approach, right now, regardless of ill-founded objections to the Electoral Faculty vote. We now shall be a part of historical past, as such a shameful image of our nation was put out to the world, instigated on the highest stage.”

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:15 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:15 p.m. ET

By The New York Occasions

President Trump despatched a tweet wherein he reiterated the false declare that the election was stolen.Credit score…Will Oliver/EPA, by way of Shutterstock

In what might be interpreted as an try to stoke the flames of a Capitol mob which has begun to disperse, President Trump despatched a tweet at round 6 p.m. wherein he reiterated the false declare that the election was stolen and inspired his supporters to “keep in mind at the present time” going ahead.

“These are the issues and occasions that occur when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from nice patriots who’ve been badly & unfairly handled for therefore lengthy,” he tweeted. “Go house with love & in peace. Keep in mind at the present time without end!”

Twitter later took down the tweet, saying that it had violated the corporate’s guidelines.

Mr. Trump additionally posted a video wherein he repeated his baseless claims of widespread election fraud on Twitter, Fb and YouTube. All three social media websites eliminated the video.

Law enforcement officials in riot gear lined up in entrance of the Capitol on Wednesday night time after it was overrun by a mob.Credit score…Tasos Katopodis/Getty Photographs

A lady who was shot contained in the Capitol constructing after it was overrun by a pro-Trump mob has died, Washington D.C. police officers mentioned on Wednesday.

The lady has not been recognized and no info has been launched about who could have shot her. Chief Robert J. Contee of the Metropolitan Police Division mentioned earlier that she was a “civilian” and that his officers had been main the investigation.

The lady was pronounced lifeless at a neighborhood hospital, Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesman for the police division, mentioned in an e mail. Mr. Sternbeck mentioned he didn’t but know who shot her or have every other particulars.

A video posted to Twitter earlier on Wednesday appeared to point out a taking pictures within the Capitol.

The lady within the video appeared to climb onto a small ledge subsequent to a doorway contained in the constructing instantly earlier than a single loud bang is heard. The lady, draped in a flag, fell to the bottom on the prime of a stairwell. A person with a helmet and a military-style rifle stood subsequent to her after she fell, and shouts of “police” might be heard as a person in a swimsuit approached the lady and crouched subsequent to her.

“The place’s she hit?” individuals yelled as blood streamed round her mouth.

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:11 p.m. ET

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:11 p.m. ET

By Eric Schmitt

The Home gallery was evacuated in the course of the invasion.Credit score…Andrew Harnik/Related Press

Inside minutes of the mob breaching the Capitol complicated, rioters had been pounding on the doorways of the Home gallery, the place a gaggle of lawmakers had been trapped.

“I assumed we’d must combat our approach out,” mentioned Consultant Jason Crow, Democrat of Colorado and a former Military Ranger who served in Iraq.

Mr. Crow mentioned he moved different members away from the barricaded door contained in the gallery, helped them don fuel masks, instructed them to take off the lapel pins assigned to all Home members and took out his solely doable weapon — a pen.

After quarter-hour, he mentioned, Capitol Police and SWAT group members on a rescue mission hustled the members out by clearing a path outdoors the gallery, above the Home flooring.

With police within the lead, weapons drawn, the lawmakers entered a scene of chaos and mayhem, Mr. Crow mentioned. Some police rushed to barricade doorways to dam rioters. Others pinned protesters to the bottom to permit the lawmakers to go.

“We heard yelling by way of the halls,” mentioned Mr. Crow, who described mentioning the rear to make sure all of the members made it to security. As police led the members down stairwells and into the subterranean maze of tunnels to a safe location, Mr. Crow mentioned he referred to as his spouse, who had been watching the terrifying scene on tv from Colorado.

Mr. Crow mentioned lawmakers had been decided to renew their work within the Capitol on Wednesday night time, if doable, as soon as the buildings had been cleared of remaining threats. “We wish to return and end the enterprise of the individuals to point out that we’re a democracy, and that the federal government is stronger than any mob,” he mentioned.

Trump supporters clashing with the police as they stormed the Capitol.Credit score…Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse by way of Getty Photographs

Police seized 5 weapons and arrested at the very least 13 individuals in the course of the violent protests involving supporters of President Trump on the Capitol on Wednesday, Chief Robert J. Contee of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Division mentioned on Wednesday.

Chief Contee mentioned the firearms included handguns and lengthy weapons. He additionally famous that not one of the individuals arrested had been residents of the District of Columbia.

On the similar information convention, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser referred to as the violent protests, the place Trump supporters looted and vandalized congressional workplaces, “shameful” and “unpatriotic.”

And she or he pledged that “anybody who has engaged in these actions” shall be held accountable. “There shall be legislation and order and this habits is not going to be tolerated,” she mentioned.

Legislation enforcement officers within the Capitol constructing on Wednesday. Credit score…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Occasions

The sergeant-at-arms, who’s answerable for Congress’s safety, has instructed lawmakers and reporters that the Capitol is now safe, although lawmakers, workers and reporters proceed to shelter in a lot of the Capitol complicated.

Lawmakers in each events have referred to as for the certification means of the Electoral Faculty votes to renew with the securing of the constructing. No phrase but if and when that may start.

Consultant James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the No. 3 Democrat within the Home, vowed that Congress would proceed the relying on Wednesday night time.

“I’ve confronted violent hatred earlier than,” Mr. Clyburn mentioned on Twitter. “I used to be not deterred then, and I can’t be deterred now. Tonight, Congress will proceed the enterprise of certifying the Electoral Faculty votes.”

Mr. Clyburn, an instrumental early supporter of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., condemned the breach of the Capitol.

“This authoritarian menace is not going to reach his makes an attempt to overthrow our democratically elected authorities,” he mentioned, apparently referring to President Trump. “I’m praying for the security and safety of the general public servants who’re devoted to creating this nation a ‘extra excellent union.’ ”

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