Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters shocked the world when they violently stormed the U.S. Capitol building, leading to evacuations, injuries, arrests, and deaths.

The crowd initially gathered at the National Mall earlier in the day to protest the November election results as Congress started counting the Electoral College votes. However, the rally turned to rioting as people with "Make America Great Again" hats and Trump flags breached Capitol barricades, smashed windows, and scaled the building's balconies, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be swept to a secure location and the Senate chamber to be evacuated.

At least five people died, including a woman shot by police.

A joint session of Congress reconvened Wednesday night to count the Electoral College votes, confirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

World leaders have condemned these violent acts and so did the people on the Internet. Here are some of their reactions.

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Andy Acceber
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1 month ago

This! This needs to be higher.

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Earlier in the day, Trump encouraged his supporters to protest at the US Capitol. 

"We're going to walk down to the Capitol. And we're gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we're probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong," he said at his rally.

The President promised he would join them too, but Trump retreated to the White House in his SUV and watched on television as the violence unfolded on Capitol Hill.

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw this live last evening and was thinking "what the heck". Nothing else. And then some call these people "patriots"...it would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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Trump eventually addressed his supporters, telling them to "go home" hours after the riot started, but spent a large amount of time in the one-minute video lying about his election loss.

"I know your pain, I know you're hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. Especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace," he said.

Later on in the evening, Trump justified the mob's actions and praised them.

"These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!" he said, in a tweet that was later deleted by Twitter.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, that would be overly violent... Btw, I think they are Trump's terrorists, not Trump supporters

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

sad but true

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varwenea
Community Member
1 month ago

When their own friends are mixed in with the thugs, they hold back

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

No context could explain to me the picture with the little girl on the shoulders.

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varwenea
Community Member
1 month ago

And rioters, and thugs, and criminals

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

its sad

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

That's true

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Ani Archeron
Community Member
1 month ago

i can only imagine that if they appeared to be a person of colour, they would be dead far before they reached this room

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
1 month ago

What makes this photo disgusting is that BLM protestors didn’t come heavily armed and itching to fire.

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Emily Ashyn
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1 month ago

I agree

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

So obvious!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

There's no vandalism, only gun toting terrorism, unlike the BLM. God I want to scream now just hearing that news like that is being put out there, actually trying to justify/downplay an outright seige on their goverment.

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Bananic
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1 month ago

This is so sad :_(

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Kathy Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG, that’s too spot on. Makes me sick to my stomach.

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ProfessionalTimeWaster
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1 month ago

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Many called even BLM protests as peaceful. Learn to call facts as they are - both were violent riots, not protests.

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Ileana Sky Aviles
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1 month ago

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A white woman was shot and died

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Hans
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1 month ago

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Right to the point

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Only one of results of Trump's presidency

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

All us sensible folks, including citizens of the US knew this was coming... not the intrusion into the Capitol Hill building but definitely the riotous outburst from Trump's most loyal and unhinged supporters.

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

And had peaceful marches across the country.

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Kathy Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! ASAP!

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Bunny Wood
Community Member
1 month ago

The Banana republic formerly known as the USA.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Can you believe that?

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Bunny Wood
Community Member
1 month ago

Bankrupted 5

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François Carré
Community Member
1 month ago

May you all recover from this and send these criminals to jail where they deserve to be, including their leader.

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Paul Mitchell
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1 month ago

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A beautiful sight to behold....

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Debbie Archimedes
Community Member
1 month ago

Biden made me take the f*****g knee!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Until now, you only time you ever saw the capitol building (I think I've got the name right?) on fire etc was special effects in some movie, and the assailants are actually fought back against in those flicks. Normally they dont just let them meander around like they own the place.

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Aria Singh
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1 month ago

That is just wrong. The Police is just...crap

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TJ Palmer
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1 month ago

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Wondering what signs they’re throwing.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s just completely f****d up.

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Lesbean Bookworm
Community Member
1 month ago

Let alone, THE CAPITOL BUILDING OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
1 month ago

Cosplay.

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Pls don't remind him he has those

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't live far from these type of assholes. You can find them in Missouri in many locations that are rural. Hell, I think one of my neighbors is down the gravel road.

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
1 month ago

This.

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#40

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felixreychman
Community Member
1 month ago

why, in all the world, would we invite the US for anything, given this?!

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 month ago

Frankenstein.

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty much.... The double standard is what is getting to me

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Oh dear. Intelligence on a stick right there

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Skull Tastic
Community Member
1 month ago

Or the picture of the black police officer running for his life from a crowd of these “supporters”?

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes. You only have to be white and to support that idiot who is still in the White House

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Makes me vomit.

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Pamela24
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1 month ago

They were barely saying "stop". There are pictures of policemen photographing the posing terrorists in the Capitol. It was way worse.

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I I
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1 month ago

soooo you telling me they the same person ? you tripping

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Bunny Wood
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1 month ago

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TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

This was his last tweet that also got reported, removed, and locked out of twitter! I hope his account gets deleted forever!

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