The US Capitol building hosted riots never seen before in United States history, on Wednesday, as scores of angered Americans stormed into the meeting place of Congress clad in President Donald Trump‘s signature campaign apparel.
Trump supporters storm US Capitol? – What was their mission?
Red hats with the words ‘Make America Great Again‘ and the US flag were just some of the articles worn by the rioters, whose mission was to invade the Capitol. For what reason?
Fortunately, it remains unclear since they never made it into the Congress sitting where lawmakers were debating on the implications of the electoral college vote.
Trump’s rhetoric on the integrity of the recent elections was the catalyst to the violent scenes the world witnessed at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The outgoing president, shortly after the riots, released a statement championing the anti-democratic actions of his supporters.
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Latest updates from Washington: Four rioters killed inside the Capitol
According to reports, the unrest culminated in the death of at least four rioters, one of which was a female army veteran.
JUST IN: Four people died amid developments at Capitol today, according to DC police.— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) January 7, 2021
Five shocking videos of the US Capitol riots
As the world sobers from the toxic scenes we witnessed at Capitol, these shocking videos will forever serve as a reference point of a time when the US — the supposed beacon of democracy — was captured by supremism.