Jan 6th, 2021, a mob of alleged Trump Supporters rampaged the halls of the United States Capitol, leaving the participants of the joint session of Congress and spectators all over America stunned.
Since mid-December itself, protests began against the vote-counting ceremony that declared Joe Biden as the new president of the United States. Republican party supporters claimed that the elections were rigged and voter fraud was committed.
“Be there, it will be wild!”- said Trump in one of his Tweets.
On Jan 6th, 2021, in a rally in a public park near the White House, Trump stated that if Pence failed to act, his supporters would prevent the confirmation from happening. He said, “We’re just not going to let that happen”, “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue” and “fight like hell”.
Around 1 pm when Trump barely finished his address, and the joint session of Congress was just being convened, a mob from the rally pushed through the fences and conducted assaults on capitol police, and other officers including reinforcement.
The mob then went on to storm the steps of the capital followed by the breaking of windows, vandalization, lootings, and ransacking.
We are a year ahead of this Doomsday, and the Capital Hills still eco of the horrifying rage witnessed in 2021.
But where do we stand today, while we look back at the incident?
Here are some of the highlights:
- As per ABC/Ipsos stats, most Republicans don’t view Jan 6 riots as a violent threat against democracy.
- Feds anticipate an uprising in unspecified threats associated with Capitol Riots anniversary but no credible plots
- Capitol Police activate civil disturbance unit for the anniversary.
Trump rule is over and so are the riots. But America still stands divided. Was the election rigged? Was the mob instigated? Was trump wrongfully impeached? We don’t know. What we do know, is we don’t want democracy to fail in this manner ever again!