The Attack on US Capitol

On January 6, 2021, the world watched in shock as a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in an unprecedented attack.

The Attack on US Capitol

The attack occurred on the same day that Congress was scheduled to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump.

The Attack on US Capitol

Trump had repeatedly made false claims of voter fraud and encouraged his supporters to come to Washington, D.C., for a rally to protest the election results.

The Attack on US Capitol

The rally quickly turned violent as Trump supporters, many of them armed, clashed with police and stormed the Capitol building. They broke windows, vandalized offices, and ransacked the building, forcing members of Congress to evacuate and disrupting the certification of the election results for several hours.

The Attack on US Capitol

In the aftermath of the attack, President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for incitement of insurrection, becoming the first president in US history to be impeached twice.

The Attack on US Capitol

The attack on the US Capitol was a stark reminder of the fragility of American democracy and the importance of respecting the rule of law.

The Attack on US Capitol

Enrique, the former "national chairman" of the Proud Boys found guilty in the attack on US Capitol in 2021

The Attack on US Capitol

The former "national chairman" of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio and three other members of the neofascist organization found guilty after trial in the US's capital.

The Attack on US Capitol

The events of January 6 also sparked a renewed debate about the role of social media in promoting and enabling extremist ideologies and the need for greater regulation of online platforms.