How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol

They came from all 50 states out of some sense of patriotic duty to protest an election they believed was stolen. Their day of action was January 6th, 2021, a day when Congress would count electoral ballots and ratify the 2020 results. For some, it was just a rally for their president, but for others that attended it was a call to arms.

In the weeks leading up to the rally, there were over a million mentions of storming the Capital on social media. Maps were shared of the building’s layout, there was talk of bringing weapons and ammunition and discussion over which lawmakers should be targeted first. This anger was all based on a lie.

A lie that had grown more frenzied after the election. A lie spread by the president and his closest allies, some of whom stoked calls for violence. What happened next was pure chaos, insurrection, and death. Then there began a campaign to whitewash history, starting at the top and quickly spreading throughout the Republican party.

In this six-month investigation by The New York Times, we are shown how the events of January 6th, 2021, unfolded via synchronized and mapped videos and police audio of the U.S. Capitol riot.

Directed by: Haley WIllis

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  1. Spoiler alert! it was actually setup by government agents and Antifa … Time will prove this comment right. just wait.

  2. The media, along with the liberals, blew this completely out of proportion. Was it bad? yes. Was it worse than what we see on a daily basis from a certain minority in this country? Of course not.
    “It’s an attack on our democracy” lol. that doesn’t even make sense…unless you are an uneducated fool a.k.a democrati/loberal/leftist scum.

    • “It’s an attack on our democracy” lol. that doesn’t even make sense”

      They were trying to stop the counting of the votes by Congress inside the Capitol. That’s as clear of an attack on our democracy as you can get.

  3. They are traitors and should have been shot on the spot. All that for a low life like Trump.

  4. one word sums up those rioters traitors!…. and Trump who incited that riot should be behind bars alongside his children who help instigate that insurrection… i can only say now lets hope sanity has returned to the USA with Trump gone but that’s hoping against hope given 74,000,000 Americans voted for him and still believe the election was stolen… so thankful its not my country!

  5. Disgusting white americans.
    They are the greatest threats to democracy.

  6. Impartial High Quality, Unbiased content……..