Videos Show Police Injured as Pro-Trump Protesters Storm Capitol

As hundreds of pro-Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill in a chaotic fury Wednesday, videos across social media show Washington, D.C. police officers being injured during the clashes.

Following a speech from President Donald Trump, protesters clashed with officers, tore down multiple layers of barricades, broke windows, and stormed the Capitol building.

Now multiple officers injured. pic.twitter.com/yRDc9AEHNg

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021

Photos and videos show protesters facing off against law enforcement, who used pepper spray and other riot gear to fend off the crowd. In some videos, officers left the scene with visible injuries.

The situation became so violent that one officer told his colleagues, "You want to get the hell out of here, they've taken over the Capitol," according to a reporter on Twitter.

Update at 2:36pm ET:

An injured Capitol Police officer was just escorted by me.

Shortly after this video, several other officers with visible injuries to their faces walked by me.

“You want to get the hell out of here, they’ve taken over the Capitol,” one officer said. pic.twitter.com/LqteWpef3g

— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) January 6, 2021

In one video, a protester can be heard heard shouting at officers: "You're a f---ing traitor to your country!"

BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun

This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN

— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021

Other footage shows officers being escorted away from the crowds by their colleagues.

There's at least one capital police officer who was injured by protesters in Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/ZTEurDQOc5

— This Is What’s Trending Now (@TrendingThisIs) January 6, 2021

We’ve been in lockdown for about 50 minutes. Moments ago a Capitol Police officer called for medical assistance for an injured officer. @Fox5DC https://t.co/ed26kkUsHt pic.twitter.com/FF3bDwpeqP

— Tom Fitzgerald (@FitzFox5DC) January 6, 2021

In some cases, protesters attempted to aggressively punch and storm at police from inside the building.

Protesters are fighting with Capitol Police and Secret Service within the capitol building. pic.twitter.com/NiJq8huKl2

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 6, 2021

The Capitol is now under lockdown as footage shows protesters aggressively breaching the area. Reports have shown medical stretchers and severely injured individuals leaving the scene.

The protests erupted in response to a joint session from Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win. Lawmakers in the Capitol were forced to hide under desks and secure themselves in offices as protesters attempted to overrun both chambers.

In the halls of Congress, an armed standoff took place as police barricaded the front doors of the House chamber while protesters entered through windows and attempted to storm the room. Swarms of protesters broke into offices, flooded hallways and destroyed property inside the building.

Officials confirmed to Newsweek Wednesday that at least one person had been reportedly shot inside the Capitol. Additional video footage showed a bloodied woman being taken out of the building on a stretcher by paramedics.

Evacuations have been ordered for two Capitol Hill buildings, the Cannon House Office Building and Madison Library of Congress building. Hill staffers were ordered to "move in a safe manner to the exists" and to "close doors behind you but do not lock."

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Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. OLIVIER DOULIERY/Getty

In response to the violence, Trump tweeted: "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!"

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a citywide curfew for 6 p.m. on Wednesday in an attempt to quell the violence.

Newsweek reached out to Capitol Police for additional comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.