Mob’s attack on the beating heart of US democracy, told in 25 pictures

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It was the day that shook the world and threatened to tear apart American democracy. George W Bush, president at the time of 9/11, said the scenes would not be out of place in a Banana Republic.

Thousands of rioters stormed the Capitol building, the democratic heartbeat of the United States, and ran amok in an attempt to prevent the ratification of Joe Biden as US president.

But the horrifying, tragic events (one woman was later shot and killed) had been inflamed by the incumbent Donald J Trump. Since his defeat in the November election he had been pouring fuel on the detritus of his own election failure - falsely claiming the election had been stolen from him.

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At midday, wearing a black leather glove and clenching his fist, President Trump addresses his supporters at a rally near the White House. Trump tells the crowd he wants his vice president, Mike Pence, to do "the right thing" and refuse to recognise Joe Biden as the election winner.

Here are the horrifying pictures in the link below....

 

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