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.

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.

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
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hans
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tina Hugh
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Trump insurgents were not protesting. They were committing treason and sedition

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Ani Archeron
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Kathy Smith
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just here to block the comment below so as not to waste your time!

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Phoenix
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m honestly stunned on why they didn’t all get shot within seconds of touching the steps, much less actually in the Capital. Goes to show how far our countries fallen.

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Tabitha L
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And had peaceful marches across the country.

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François Carré
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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varwenea
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Destruction, vandalism, looting. They did it all!

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Becky Greeley
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes! Where 's your outrage now Senators and Representatives of the Republican persuasion???

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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felixreychman
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tiredpossum
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Skull Tastic
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Pamela24
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

soooo you telling me they the same person ? you tripping

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Aria Singh
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Im a Hindu. I am not white so Im scared to go out. Im sorry if I said anything wrong.

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Sandra Libertad
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This man is evil beyond words. I'm speechless

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