Who Are the Us Capitol Rioters?

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 9 2021
Politics Who Are the Us Capitol Rioters?

Shocked reactions to US Capitol siege continue as images, details of pro-Trump demonstrators in Congress emerge.

The thousands of rioters who breached the United States Capitol building on Wednesday prompted shocked world reactions, roughly 70 arrests and four deaths as of Thursday.

The rioters descended on Washington, DC, for a rally to support US President Donald Trump and “Stop the Steal”, a movement to keep Trump in office that alleges fraud cost him the November election and gave President-elect Joe Biden victory.

They breached the Capitol as a joint session of Congress went about certifying Biden’s victory, causing hours of delay before the results were certified in what is normally a mundane process.

The crowd of Trump supporters was large and appears to have included people from across the US. A few have surfaced as faces of the Capitol occupation. Here is what we know about them.

Ashli Babbitt

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 9 2021

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