What is happening in the United States?

Huge riots have broken out in Washington DC.

On Wednesday 6th January, Donald Trump supporters forced their way into the US Capitol building. This is the building which is where the United States Congress meet to write laws for the country.

As the supporters grew in number the events turned violent, with many protesters clashing with the police.

Four people died during the events and a number of police officers were also injured.

Many of the protestors waved pro-Trump and US flags. They entered private offices and took photos, demanding that the results of the latest presidential election be overturned.

Members of the Congress had to hide under seats as tear gas was fired and there were clashes between protesters and the police, with some turning violent.

Protesters occupied the building for more than three hours before it was successfully secured by law enforcement.

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