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PHOTOS: Mobs overrun the Capitol

A photo essay of a historic day

PHOTOS: Mobs overrun the Capitol

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier in front of the Capitol Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

After a rally to protest the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election in which President Donald Trump spoke, mobs stormed the United States Capitol, delaying proceedings to tally Electoral College votes Wednesday. After members of Congress, staffers, and media members evacuated and sheltered in place for hours, Capitol Police and federal troops cleared the building. At least one person died in the melee. Here are photos from the historic day.

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  • EE
    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 07:44 am

    Just a note that the sub-headline should read "Historic" rather than "Histoic". Excellent coverage.

    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 10:27 am

    I have heard from some people who went to this gathering to protest what they felt had been a fraudulent election and were there to make a statement about that.  They stated that the crowds were huge and very peaceful but they were not that close to the capital and left before the curfew.  Woudl it be possible to have some of those pictures and to interview some of these people?  I realize it is not as exciting but it would be good for people to know that most people who were there had not intention of doing anything violent and were not just there because of 'The Person" but instead were there to state that seeking truth is important. 

    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 11:32 am

    Also, could there be a look into "video footage that appeared to show Capitol Police opening barriers to let protesters stream through and eventually enter the Capitol"?

    Capitol Police Face Criticism After Protesters Breach Building (

    Also, look at 1:25 at Antifa JUST CAUGHT POSING As Trump Supporters in D.C. - YouTube

  • KH
    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 02:42 pm

    It would be prudent to caption the photos as demonstrators rather than Trump supporters since there is some liklihood that the instigators of the violence were plants or people who use any excuse to riot.

    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 02:50 pm

    Then why did Trump say that night... "We love you, thank you, go home now." 

    I would never accuse every Trump supporter of being complicit in this, or even every Trump supporter that went there to "stop the steal." But there were many, many documented Trump supporters who stormed the capitol.