US Congress evacuated as Trump supporters clash with police

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in Los Angeles, California, on January 6, 2021. Trump supporters, fueled by his spurious claims of voter fraud, are protesting the expected certification of Joe Biden's White House victory by the US Congress.

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What you need to know:

  • Capitol Police sent orders for Congressional staff to leave the Cannon building and other large offices.
  • Thousands of Trump supporters had headed to Washington at his urging in recent days.

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