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marmar

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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 10:44 AM Jan 2021

Insurrection Day: when white supremacist terror came to the US Capitol


Insurrection Day: when white supremacist terror came to the US Capitol

Witnesses say Trump was oblivious to the gravity of the situation as five died, Congress was violated and his vice-president faced the very real possibility of being lynched
by Julian Borger in Washington


(Guardian UK) If there was one single moment when the veil of American resilience crumbled and the Trumpist assault on democracy turned into an invasion, it arrived just before 1pm on Wednesday.

That was when a group of pro-Trump militants burst through a flimsy outer barrier on the north-west side of the Capitol building and advanced on a secondary barricade guarded by four frightened police officers, dressed only in basic uniforms and soft caps.

One of the officers can be seen resting his hands on the barrier in as casual a manner he can manage, in an attempt to defuse the confrontation. He clearly had no idea what was coming.

On the other side, a young man in a white hoodie and a red Make America Great Again cap, pulls at the metal barricade but it holds. Then an older man, also red-capped but in full military uniform, takes the youth by the shoulder and whispers something in his ear as the swelling crowd around them chants “USA”. ...........(more)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/us-capitol-insurrection-white-supremacist-terror




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Insurrection Day: when white supremacist terror came to the US Capitol (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
Good read Clearly fogged in Jan 2021 #1
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