NY Congresswoman Grace Meng Tweets Photos of Office Barricade During Capitol Riots

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Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) shared photos on Twitter of where she hid during the Capitol Hill siege on Jan. 6.

In a tweet, the 45-year-old Queens representative showed how she barricaded herself inside her room as chaos erupted throughout the building, according to NBC New York.

“After 5 hours I’ve been rescued from my hiding place. Now i can show you my DIY barricade and gas masks,” she wrote. “Protestors were right outside the door chanting ‘USA USA’ it was scary but i am ok! Thanks all for your prayers.”

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In another tweet, Meng shared that she contacted her family to say goodbye during the siege.

“There were more officers here for #BLM protests. Protestors today broke into People’s House, tore down barriers, damaged property & fired shots. I’ve never been scared for my life during BLM protests, i was terrified for my life today. I said ‘bye’ to family & I’m still hiding.”

Meng started barricading her door after she learned from the news that rioters had breached the building. She heard them screaming outside her room, Taiwan News reported.

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The politician was one of the many AAPI lawmakers who called out Trump for inciting the Capitol Hill riot last week.

Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) was spotted helping out ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) officers with their cleanup during the aftermath of the attack.

Feature Image via @Grace4NY

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