Protesters vandalize Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.
An image taken by a Getty photographer showed a note left on the desk of the California Democrat that read, “WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN.” and also showed a demonstrator with an American flag putting his feet up in Pelosi’s office.
Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol forced a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
In the basement “crypt” of the Capitol, hundreds of Trump supporters shouted “U-S-A, U-S-A,” creating a roar in the building. Shattered windows left glass scattered on wet floors.
“You stay here and call everybody you know and tell them to get to D.C. now,” one protester said.
A Capitol Police officer tried to reason with the crowd: “You guys just need to go outside,” he pleaded with a man in a green backpack. When asked why they weren’t expelling the protesters, the officer said, “We’ve just got to let them do their thing now.”