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Four dead after Trump supporters storm US Capitol
Trump Supporters at Union Station Columbus Circle along 1st Street at Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC on Wednesday morning, 6 January 2021 by Elvert Barnes Photography
Trump Supporters at Union Station Columbus Circle along 1st Street at Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC on Wednesday morning, 6 January 2021 by Elvert Barnes Photography Credit: Elvert Barnes, via Wikimedia Commons

During the violent protests of Pro-Trump supporters at the US Capitol, four people died, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. One woman was shot inside the Capitol by a Capitol Police officer and three died after suffering "medical emergencies".

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Pro-Trump supporters enter the Capital while Congress debats the 2020 Electoral College Certification
Pro-Trump supporters enter the Capital while Congress debats the 2020 Electoral College Certification
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After breaching multiple layers of security, pro-Trump supports were able to gain access to the Capitol building. According to reports, protestors are now outside the Senate chamber.

Capitol security has asked people to lock all doors if able, seek shelter immediately, remain quiet, and wait for further direction. Matt Laslo, the managing editor of The News Station, reported on Twitter.

Senators were ushered to the Senate floor, and the chamber was locked, Mike Pence was seen being escorted out of chambers by Secret Service agents.

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RBG to be the first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993 Credit: National Archives and Records Administration / Public domain

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the United States Capitol on Friday, the first woman to be given the honor – a tribute with is reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the history event, which will feature a ceremony for invited guests, on Monday. Before being moved to the Capitol, Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday.