Chaos at the Capitol, here’s a timeline of what happened

Capitol

Mark Fischer

Celeste Chapman, Correspondent

Here is a timeline of events that happened January 6 and 7  regarding the United States Capitol building and chaos that ensued.

January 6, 2021

2 a.m. 

  • Rev. Raphael Warnock gets elected as the first Black Senator from Georgia

10 a.m. 

  • Donald Trump held the “Save America March” in Washington, D.C. 

1 p.m.

  • The House and Senate began the electoral process of affirming President-elect Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election
  • Trump finishes his speech and his followers head toward the Capitol building.
  • The pro-Trump extremists pull down barricades facing the west front of the Capitol. 

2 p.m.

  • The pro-Trump extremists breach the Capitol and storm inside.
  • The politicians within the building are evacuated.
  • A woman is shot inside the Capitol.

3 p.m. 

  • 6 p.m. curfew instated across Washington, D.C.
  • Trump tweets for his supporters to, “be peaceful”.
  • Vice President Mike Pence orders the deployment of the National Guard to D.C.
  • An explosive device found at the R.N.C.

4 p.m.

  • Twitter deletes several tweets from Donald Trump’s twitter and locks his account for 12 hours.
  • Facebook and Instagram follows suit and locks Donald Trump’s accounts.
  • Democratic lawmakers call for Pence to invoke the 25th amendment, which would result in Donald Trump being removed from office.

5 p.m.

  • Jon Ossoff was elected as the youngest senator, resulting in Democrats being in control of the House and Senate.

6 p.m. 

  • The Capitol regains control.
  • The woman shot earlier died.

7 p.m.

  • President-elect Joe Biden calls for an “end on this assault to democracy”.

8 p.m. 

  • Congress resumes electoral proceedings.

January 7, 2021

3 a.m.

  • Pence affirms Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election.

9 a.m. 

  • Four civilians dead, fourteen police officers are injured and two hospitalized.

11 a.m. 

  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook and owner of Instagram, bans Trump indefinitely from the platforms.