27 Pictures That Capture The Terrifying And Surreal Situation At The United States Capitol

1. So, if you haven’t heard, rioters are storming the US Capitol:

Large crowd of rioters holding U.S. flags and 'Trump/Pence' flags

 

2. They’re pepper-spraying the police:

 

3. Breaking into offices:

A rioter wearing a 'MAGA' hat and holding an American flag sits at a desk

 

4. Apparently stealing podiums:

A rioter smiles at a camera while walking off with a podium from the Capitol

 

5. Climbing the walls of Congress:

 

6. Having photo ops on the dais:

 

7. Posing in Congress:

 

8. And praying to oversized crosses:

 

9. They’ve made it into Nancy Pelosi’s office…

A rioter sitting in a chair at a desk in Nancy Pelosi's office

 

10. …and are leaving notes on her desk:

 

11. Guns have been drawn by security:

 

12. There have apparently been shots:

 

13. Staffers are sheltering where they can:

 

14. And members of Congress are taking cover:

 

15. It’s terrifying:

 

16. Someone set up a gallows:

 

17. Rioters are climbing the building scaffolding:

 

18. They’re banging on the doors:

 

19. They’ve breached security:

 

20. The halls of the Capitol appear to be filled with smoke:

 

21. And it appears very few have been stopped by the police:

Several people on the ground seeming surrounded by police

 

22. There are Confederate flags:

Rioter walking through the Capitol freely with a Confederate flag in hand

 

23. QAnon conspiracy theorists:

 

24. And lots of angry rioters:

 

25. Basically, it’s complete chaos:

Rioters and police tussling over a barricade

 

26. A legit mob:

 

27. And, as of now, it still hasn’t stopped:

Source: buzzfeed