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800 pro-Trump rioters stormed US Capitol, says acting police chief

The acting head of the US Capitol Police says about 800 pro-Trump rioters forced their way into the halls of Congress during the January 6 insurrection.

Acting Police Chief Yogananda Pittman offers the estimate as she testifies to a House subcommittee investigating the attempt to force Congress to overturn the November election results.

Those who entered the Capitol building were a relatively small subset of the estimated 10,000 people who gathered on the grounds outside the House and Senate after marching from a Donald Trump rally earlier in the day.

Authorities say there were about 15,000 people at the Trump rally south of the White House and another 10,000 gathered outside the formal rally.

Five people died in the attack on the Capitol, including a Capitol officer.

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