A Timeline Of The Capitol Riot: Here’s How It All Went Down

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WASHINGTON D.C., USA – JANUARY 6: People gather as US President Donald Trump speaking at “Save America March” rally in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

By 6 a.m. on Jan. 6, thousands of Trump supporters had gathered in the Ellipse, a patch of the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the White House.

rump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, took the stage around 10 a.m.

Just before noon, the president showed up.

Meanwhile, at 1 p.m., lawmakers from the House and Senate gathered in the House chamber for a joint session, set to — eventually — certify Biden’s election win. And that’s when it all started.

Around 1:26pm, protesters clashed with heavily outnumbered members of the Capitol Police, and within minutes had swept up the West Front of the capitol after pulling down barriers.

At 1:40 p.m., Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 12-hour curfew in the city, beginning at 6 p.m.

About 1:45 p.m., Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) tweeted that she was being evacuated after reports of a pipe bomb outside.

Around 2:15 p.m., all hell broke loose. The protesters — now rioters — scaled the walls of the Capitol complex and flooded past police officers.

At this time, Trump took to Twitter, writing: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution

About 2:30 p.m., police inside the Capitol used tear gas to try to break up the mob.

At 2:37 p.m., Rep. Jim Hines (D-CT) wrote on Twitter that police had asked them to get gas masks because tear gas had just been released in the rotunda.

At 2:38 p.m., Trump weighed in, tweeting, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”

Then things got worse. Just before 3 p.m., an officer fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force Veteran, as she reportedly tried to climb through a broken window into a protected area.

At 3:13 p.m., Trump again called for calm, tweeting, “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!”

Finally, at 3:50 p.m., over 1,000 National Guardsmen were ordered to the Capitol.

At 4:05 p.m., the president-elect addressed the nation, calling the actions of Trump supporters “an insurrection.” “Our democracy is under unprecedented assault,” Biden said.

His pair of tweets having gone unheeded, at 4:17 p.m., Trump issued a short statement on video — in which he urged peace, while continuing to claim the election was stolen.

At 5:30 p.m., senators were moved to a hearing room on the Capitol campus. At the time, the Capitol remained occupied by protesters.

Members of the Swat team patrol and secure the Statuary Hall before US Vice President makes his way into the House Chamber, at the US Capitol, on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. – Congress was on track on January 7, 2021 to certify Joe Biden as the next US president and deal a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol hours earlier, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence in the seat of American democracy. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At 6 p.m., the curfew went into effect, and the crowd began to disperse quickly.

At 8 p.m., peace restored, Congress reconvened

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