Capitol Police have guns drawn, Congress members don gas masks as protesters bang on chamber doors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrat U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee, of Michigan, reporting from inside the House chambers moments ago said Capitol Police are guarding the entrances with guns drawn as protesters bang on the doors.

“I am in the House Chambers. We have been instructed to lie down on the floor and put on our gas masks. Chamber security and Capitol Police have their guns drawn as protesters bang on the front door of the chamber. This is not a protest. This is an attack on America,” Kildee said.

President Trump urged protesters to stand down and continue their protests peacefully.

“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement…Stay peaceful,” the President said.

Congressman Jim Hines said members of Congress have been issued gas masks and tear gas has been deployed in the Capitol building rotunda.