From the gallery: https://pbase.com/britestar/insurrection_at_the_capital
I guess you can call the above attempted coup the makings of a “Super Spreader” US COVID event. We’ll know with time. Few – if any masks – were worn by the homegrown terrorists. Today is a very, very sad day in American history. For many resons…
“Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of the Senate as lawmakers counted electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election. The chaos erupted shortly after Mr. Trump gave a speech once again falsely claiming to have won a second term.
Videos of the skirmishes outside the Capitol show protesters tearing down rows of metal barricades around the building before aggressively confronting uniformed officers. Some breached the building's entrance, resulting in a violent, chaotic scene.
US Capitol breached by protesters & woman shot inside. Supporters of President Donald Trump who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol clashed with police officers and breached the building, forcing a lockdown with members of Congress inside.
The clashes began as Trump and his allies held a rally earlier in the day pushing the Senate to not certify the election for President-elect Joe Biden. Once inside the Capitol, protesters moved freely and shouted chants while waving Trump 2020 flags. During the rally earlier in the day, Trump said he would not concede and called on the supporters to march up to the Capitol. He promised the crowd he would be with him, but did not follow-up his promise and went back to the White House.
"We will not let them silence your voices. We’re not going to let it happen," Trump said to a cheering crowd.” ABC News
“A coup or coup d'état is French for an overthrow, takeover, or putsch) & the removal of an existing government from power, usually through violent means.”
Above "was an attempted coup, encouraged by the President of the United States, in an attempt to derail today's congressional certification of the electoral vote that will lead to Joe Biden's inauguration in two weeks. Donald Trump's legacy is American carnage. Our country is far more divided and violent and deluded than before he entered office.” CNN
The country is “sicker” from the COVID pandemic than any other Nation in the world. This is also thanks to Donald Trump; whose lies have convinced his followers to ignore science & to embrace NOT protecting either themselves or others. Just as his lies convinced Americans today to invade the US Capital Building. He is a cult leader who uses people for his personal whims. Thousands of people were involved in the attempted insurrection today. COVID super spreader or not, it is a day that history will not forget.
The above photo is "second hand" since it was photographed off of the television broadcast. Not a type of photograph I like. Unfortunately, there will be rare times when that's all you have: like during a pandemic or when you can't be there in person for historic moments. Or both...
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