US Capitol violence

The decision comes days after Twitter banned Trump (his personal account: @realDonaldTrunp) from its platform completely, a stunning move that drew the ire of conservatives in the US, as well as criticism from around the world, reported The Hill.

Despite the violence, Congress reconvened in a late-night session after police secured the Capitol to certify Biden's victory with 306 electoral votes in his favour as compared to Trump's 232.

A chaotic scene unfolded at the Capitol as supporters of President Trump swarmed the building to protest the Electoral College vote, forcing a lockdown and various confrontations with police. Several police officers sustained injuries, while one woman was confirmed dead after being shot in the chest.

US Capitol Violence LIVE UPDATES: Several lawmakers slammed Trump for inciting violence, with some calling for his immediate impeachment and removal.

Several police officers sustained injuries, while one woman was confirmed dead after being shot in the chest.

US Capitol violence: The protesters managed to overpower the law enforcement officers and swarmed the House and Senate chambers, leading to the evacuation of several Congressional buildings.