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Hundreds of Trump extremists gathered outside the US Capitol building in Washington D.C., still angry over the President's loss to Joe Biden.

Tensions grew and protestors ended up clashing with police. They went through each security fence and fended off Capitol police until many went inside and started going door to door.

As those violent scenes erupted inside, there were many who stayed outside and voiced their opposition to Trump's loss in November last year.

Many were wearing MAGA hats and waving pro-Trump flags, but, in amongst all that red, white and blue, was a different kind of red, white and blue.

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NBC news had cameras capturing the violent, bizarre and outrageous protest and people have spotted an Australian flag was being waved.

There's no clue whether the person waving the flag was Australian and many have been perplexed as to why it would be flown during such an event.

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The protests eventually turned deadly when a woman was shot dead. The woman has not yet been identified, but - according to reports - a bloodied woman was seen being removed from the building on a stretcher.

Several others were injured and taken to hospital, including a police officer.

The violence in Washington D.C. has also seen two suspected explosive devices discovered at the headquarters of the USA's two major political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republicans.

The device at the GOP offices was detonated safely by a bomb squad.

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President-elect Joe Biden called on Donald Trump to denounce the violence and send his supporters home, tweeting: "I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege."

Trump then appeared outside the White House in a Twitter video to ask the rioters to leave peacefully, but took the opportunity to reiterate his baseless claims that the November 3 election was 'stolen' or in some way fraudulent.

He acknowledged their 'pain' and 'hurt' but told them to go home peacefully.

"We have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order - we don't want anybody hurt," he said.

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"It's a very tough period of time, there's never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us, from me, from you, and from our country.

"This was a fraudulent election, but we can't play into the hands of these people.

"We have to have peace, so go home. We love you, you're very special. You've seen what happens, you've seen the way that others are treated that are so bad and so evil.

"I know how you feel, but go home, and go home in peace."

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Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.