I was called to be Trump ism’s latest show of force before Donald Trump leaves the White House and has ended up unleashing extraordinary images of chaos and violence, the same that the Republican has paid in the last four years.
Hundreds of protesters stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday, where the two houses of Congress are meeting to certify Joe Biden’s victory in November.
The break-in, which has thrown America into turmoil, It occurred after a crowd took the stairs of the building with little police opposition, which has caused the emergency closure of the building.
Just an hour before, the president had addressed the crowd to insist on his theft theory, secretly asking his followers to settle accounts with the architects of the discredited scherzo.
With the assault on the Capitol already perpetrated, Trump posted a message on social media asking the protesters to withdraw, but again insisted on his unfounded theory of fraud.
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The unusual image of the occupied Capitol forced to suspend the joint session of both houses of Congress. The authorities closed the doors of the chamber and evacuated Vice President Mike Pence to ensure his safety. But still moments of extreme tension were experienced.
The doors of the Senate had to be blocked with cabinets, according to some photographs, but some protesters even entered the bicycle.
A photograph captured one of them raising his fist from the platform usually occupied by the Speaker of the Chamber. Others broke into the congressmen’s offices and, according to information from CNN, an armed confrontation took place in the corridors of the building. Those same sources pointed out that “multiple officers” were injured, in addition to a woman who was shot in the chest and died hours later, as confirmed by DC police.
Until then the concentration of the tens of thousands of people who have taken downtown Washington to protest against the baseless electoral fraud under the slogan ‘Save America’ it had passed without incident. But, in the crowd, the anger, frustration, and anxiety was palpable.
Reigned in many the feeling that without Trump in power the US will lose its freedomsIt will turn its back on God, be left at the expense of a corrupt elite and become a totalitarian regime.
“We have to fight to stop electoral theft, our freedom is at stake,” said Lisa Vermont, a retired Navy officer. “If the left tries to turn us into a communist dictatorship, this could end in a revolution. I pray it doesn’t happen because I’m afraid.”
Among the attendees there were members of paramilitary militias and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, who were the first to march to the Capitol to protest the recent arrest of their leader. They all share hostility towards the government and a political class that they consider corrupt, one of the perceptions that Trump has insistently fed these years, in which has divided the country, has fostered hatred and it has planted the seeds for the insurrection in the making this Wednesday.
“I ask everyone inside the Capitol to behave peacefully,” the president wrote on the networks after the pandemonium broke out inside. “No violence. Remember, we are the party of law and order“.
The Democratic mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, declared a curfew in the city from 6:00 p.m. And the White House announced the sending of reinforcements for the National Guard and the police, forced to vacate in one way or another the occupation of the building.
“I am not armed because we do not want to create unnecessary problems,” said ‘Padilla’, a member of the Texas military who drove 24 hours from his state to attend the demonstration. Dressed in a camouflage suit, tactical vest and with a dagger in his belt, he said that the political class is destroying freedoms enshrined in the Constitution. “We are fed up with politicians who do not represent the people and are incapable of cooperating for the good of the country,” said Padilla.
Trump had recently addressed the crowd to describe the past election as “the biggest electoral fraud in history.” President Called 80 Million Americans “Idiots” who voted for Biden, asked his followers to settle accounts with the Republicans willing to support the certification of his victory and said that the Democrat will be an “illegitimate” president.
A gasoline that served to inflame the masses that soon after stormed the Capitol. “Today history will be made. We will see if we have brave leaders or leaders who will have to live in shame. If they end up certifying the result, we should never forget it“Trump told the crowd.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.