Papers and gas masks are left behind after House of Representatives members left the floor of the House chamber as protesters try to break into the chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

UPDATE 4:40 p.m. 1-7-21: President Trump has formally recognized his loss of the 2020 election. However, he’s refusing to acknowledge his role in inciting violence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 6. Read the full story.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. 1-6-21: NPR is now reporting that the US Capitol Building has been secured, and all demonstrators cleared from the building. The Washington D.C. mayor has imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. ET January 6 until 6 a.m. January 7.

Original report, 11:30 a.m. 1-6-21:

The U.S. Capitol went into a lockdown Wednesday as lawmakers were conducting a formal tally of Electoral College votes and debating objections to the results. A pro-Trump rally turned violent as demonstrators stormed the doors of the Capitol building, forcing Capitol police to evacuate lawmakers to other parts of the capitol complex. Demonstrators wandered both chambers of Congress unimpeded for some time, entering both chambers of Congress, and were seen sitting in senate chairs and rifling through desks.