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Protesters in US charged Capitol, surrounded Senate chamber

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump urged protesters outside US Capitol to behave peacefully

WASHINGTON, January 6. /TASS/. Protesters stormed into the building of the US Congress on Wednesday, both chambers of which discussed objections to the recent vote in Arizona after suspending joint meeting to approve the results of the presidential election, according to Senator James Lankford.

"Protesters have charged the Capitol and have surrounded the Senate chamber. They have asked us to stay inside," he wrote on Twitter.

MSNBC reported earlier that the US Capitol Police were "evacuating areas near the Capitol as pro-Trump protesters attempted to storm barricades set up outside the perimeter of the complex and law enforcement were seen trying to push them back".

According to CNN, the US Congress on Wednesday suspended the debate on the results of the presidential elections in the country due to the protesters breaching US Capitol.

"The US Capitol has been breached during a tense situation with demonstrators, according to Capitol police officers," CNN wrote, adding "Capitol Hill police are also blocking anyone from moving from Senate office buildings into the US Capitol building. There are underground tunnels that link the office buildings with the Capitol building that senators, staff, and journalists use to travel back and forth".

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump urged protesters outside US Capitol to behave peacefully. "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!" he wrote on Twitter.