With less than a fortnight to go with Joe Biden’s scheduled inauguration and on the day Congress was scheduled to vote for their next president, a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol doors to protest the election results.
at around 1 pm EST (6 pm GMT), about a thousand trump supporters, far-right
individuals marched the US Capitol vandalising the Capitol building. ‘Protestors’
entered the Capitol building with little to no resistance from security
and began raiding desks, trying to gain access to government documents. These ‘protestors’
were armed, and as you read this, you may hold questions of whether these
individuals were participating in an act of domestic terrorism.
can only be described as an act insisting terror is what the world witnessed
yesterday. As images and videos flooded our timelines and news outlets
reporting in live time, everyone was soberly reminded that the chaos of 2020
did not leave us as soon as the clock struck twelve and we welcomed in a new
the mass protests that took place in America and all over the world during June
2020, many would have anticipated similar images of resistance from the
national guard, the use of tear gas and rubber bullets. However, as images
swarmed our timelines, what we all witnessed yesterday was a display of white
power. A group of individuals incited terror on capitol workers whilst the
sitting president Donald Trump declared his love for them. It is fair to retort
that Trump did tweet twice asking protesters to remain peaceful. However, his
Twitter rants about a fraudulent election seem to have incited rage within his
supporters. He was breeding fear of the fall of democracy and spiralling
conspiracy theories regarding dead voters casting votes in key states such as
Georgia; however, after investigation, this has been declared false. Trump’s
call for peace seemed a little too late after stirring his followers into a
frenzy, and there being reports of four people who have died.
Republican of America is standing on rocky ground, what lengths will the
current president go to keep his power? Having exhausted all legal avenues,
many can see he is desperate to keep power and incite terror into his
nation. The road to Joe Biden’s inauguration on the 20th will be approaching
us with anxiety for what more defiance from the right we might see.
will be telling is how the individuals inciting violence will be prosecuted.
Anarchists, agitators, and protesters who vandalise or damage any Federal
buildings are liable for prosecution.
into the night after the chaos of the day, Congress affirmed the presidential
win of Joe Biden. Amongst the violence were Congress members holding on to
democracy and set to pursue the people’s will. Members of Congress ensured that
the chests storing the votes were kept safe and out of reach from the ‘protestors.’
Trump’s fate sealed, his cries of a fraudulent election have been overhauled
multiple times, and now we await the 20th of January, the inauguration of Joe
Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America.