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Watch Now: How the siege on the U.S. Capitol unfolded, plus reaction to today's events
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Watch Now: How the siege on the U.S. Capitol unfolded, plus reaction to today's events

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A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.

The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas marks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power. A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.

Watch how it unfolded and see how politicians reacted.

Watch Now: How the siege on the U.S. Capitol unfolded, plus reaction to today's events

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