Footage shows a Trump supporter waving a Confederate flag while climbing on bronze statues of horses outside Congress on Wednesday evening (Jan 5).
The scenes came during a demonstration by MAGA crowds in Washington DC aimed at overturning Joe Biden’s election victory.
Hundreds of demonstrators stormed and looted the Capitol building leading to violent clashes with police in which one woman was shot dead. Dozens of police were also reportedly injured in the violence.
Protesters continued to occupy the Capitol and the National Guard was called in to quell the unrest.
President Donald Trump urged his supporters ‘to go home’ but the leader was criticised for encouraging the protests.