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PHOTOS: Shocking images show Trump supporters invading U.S. Capitol, protesting into the night

Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power.

The riots forced many lawmakers to be rushed from the building, and interrupted challenges to President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

Trump eventually issued a recorded video asking for peace, advising his supporters to go home, but he provided a statement wrapped around false claims that the election had been stolen. At last check, he hadn’t spoken live.

Biden did address the country Wednesday afternoon, calling the violent invasion on the U.S. Capitol “an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people’s business.”

He asked Trump to do more.

More than 1,100 D.C. National Guard members were mobilized to help support law enforcement, according to the Pentagon. Protests went on into the nighttime hours, despite a Washington D.C. curfew mandating people had to be off the streets until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Here are some photos, copyright Getty Images.

Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol.
Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol. (Getty Images)
A member of a pro-Trump mob screams out at the crowd from the inside the Capitol Building after breaking into it.
A member of a pro-Trump mob screams out at the crowd from the inside the Capitol Building after breaking into it. (Getty Images)
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021.
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021. (Getty Images)
Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police keep a small group of demonstrators away from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol earlier, breaking windows and clashing with police officers.
Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police keep a small group of demonstrators away from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol earlier, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. (Getty Images)
Police officers attempt to push back a pro-Trump mob trying to storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
Police officers attempt to push back a pro-Trump mob trying to storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump. (Getty Images)
Police officers in riot gear walk toward the U.S. Capitol.
Police officers in riot gear walk toward the U.S. Capitol. (Getty Images)
Police officers confront  protesters in Washington, D.C.
Police officers confront protesters in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. (Getty Images)
A Capitol police officer looks out of a broken window as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building. Pro-Trump rioters entered the building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session of Congress to ratify President-Elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win.
A Capitol police officer looks out of a broken window as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building. Pro-Trump rioters entered the building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session of Congress to ratify President-Elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win. (Getty Images)
Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police stand guard.
Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police stand guard. (Getty Images)
Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police keep a small group of demonstrators away from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol earlier, breaking windows and clashing with police officers.
Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police keep a small group of demonstrators away from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol earlier, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. (Getty Images)
A protester holds a Trump flag inside the U.S. Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021.
A protester holds a Trump flag inside the U.S. Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021. (Getty Images)
Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-Elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-Elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Pro-Trump protesters enter the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session of Congress to ratify President-Elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Pro-Trump protesters enter the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session of Congress to ratify President-Elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol Building. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol Building. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
A protester sits in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A protester sits in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol Building. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol Building. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Protesters gather inside the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Protesters gather inside the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Capitol police detain protesters outside of the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Capitol police detain protesters outside of the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
A protester holds a Trump flag inside the U.S. Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A protester holds a Trump flag inside the U.S. Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
Members of Congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Members of Congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

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