January 5, 2021

January 6th Demonstrations

Washington, DC Demonstrations

January 6th, 2021 1:30pm PST Update:

The National Guard and other federal agencies are being deployed to the U.S. Capitol after protesters backing President Donald Trump forced their way into the building, causing a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.

At least one improvised explosive device was found on the U.S. Capitol grounds during the chaos, several law enforcement officials tell NBC News.

One person is in critical condition after being shot at the Capitol and at least five people were taken to the hospital, NBC News reports. A law enforcement officer was among those taken to a hospital. Several officers were treated for exposure to pepper spray.

The D.C. National Guard also will respond, as well as the Virginia National Guard, Virginia state troopers and Maryland state troopers. (NBC Washington, DC)

Follow live updates in DC from the Washington Post

Elsewhere, demonstrators entered the statehouse in Topeka, KS and are remaining peaceful at this time (FOX 4 Kansas City)

In Atlanta, Georgia Secretary of State evacuates the Georgia State Capitol as precaution while demonstrators breach US Capitol in DC (11 Alive News)

Nationwide Demonstrations by Region

Northwestern US:

Southwestern US:

Central US:

Midwestern US:

Southeastern US:

Middle Atlantic US: 

Northeastern US:

Important Links

DC Coverage- Twitter Feed