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Maryland leaders ushered to safety wearing gas masks amid Capitol protests

Maryland leaders ushered to safety wearing gas masks amid Capitol protests
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 16:18:52-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maryland Representative David Trone who represents the 6th District was one of many who were told to evacuate as protesters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.

Trone shared images of the lawmakers being escorted while wearing gas masks to protect themselves.

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger also tweeted, saying he was sheltering in place inside his office as instructed by Capitol police.

"This is a very sad day for our country," he said in his tweet, then calling on President Trump. "Mr. President, tell your supporters to stand down before someone gets seriously hurt."

Senator Van Hollen tweeted his dismay at the situation saying in part, "I never thought we would live to see the day that violent mobs seized control of the Capitol. I cry for our country."

https://twitter.com/ChrisVanHollen/status/1346915636681834496?s=20