50 Spot On Reactions People Had To The Events In The US Capitol
Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters shocked the world when they violently stormed the U.S. Capitol building, leading to evacuations, injuries, arrests, and deaths.
The crowd initially gathered at the National Mall earlier in the day to protest the November election results as Congress started counting the Electoral College votes. However, the rally turned to rioting as people with "Make America Great Again" hats and Trump flags breached Capitol barricades, smashed windows, and scaled the building's balconies, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be swept to a secure location and the Senate chamber to be evacuated.
At least five people died, including a woman shot by police.
A joint session of Congress reconvened Wednesday night to count the Electoral College votes, confirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
World leaders have condemned these violent acts and so did the people on the Internet. Here are some of their reactions.
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Earlier in the day, Trump encouraged his supporters to protest at the US Capitol.
"We're going to walk down to the Capitol. And we're gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we're probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong," he said at his rally.
The President promised he would join them too, but Trump retreated to the White House in his SUV and watched on television as the violence unfolded on Capitol Hill.
Trump eventually addressed his supporters, telling them to "go home" hours after the riot started, but spent a large amount of time in the one-minute video lying about his election loss.
"I know your pain, I know you're hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. Especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace," he said.
Later on in the evening, Trump justified the mob's actions and praised them.
"These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!" he said, in a tweet that was later deleted by Twitter.
Yeah, that would be overly violent... Btw, I think they are Trump's terrorists, not Trump supporters
i can only imagine that if they appeared to be a person of colour, they would be dead far before they reached this room
What makes this photo disgusting is that BLM protestors didn’t come heavily armed and itching to fire.
There's no vandalism, only gun toting terrorism, unlike the BLM. God I want to scream now just hearing that news like that is being put out there, actually trying to justify/downplay an outright seige on their goverment.
If I Can't Have Her... , Adam The Creator, Digital, 2021
Just here to block the comment below so as not to waste your time!
May you all recover from this and send these criminals to jail where they deserve to be, including their leader.
Yes! Where 's your outrage now Senators and Representatives of the Republican persuasion???
Until now, you only time you ever saw the capitol building (I think I've got the name right?) on fire etc was special effects in some movie, and the assailants are actually fought back against in those flicks. Normally they dont just let them meander around like they own the place.
why, in all the world, would we invite the US for anything, given this?!
Pretty much.... The double standard is what is getting to me
Or the picture of the black police officer running for his life from a crowd of these “supporters”?
Im a Hindu. I am not white so Im scared to go out. Im sorry if I said anything wrong.
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As an Australian viewing this news from America as an outsider, the United States seems to be verging on a literal dystopia
As an American who works in and around all of these imbecilic children, I was speechless waking up to hearing about all of this today. I'll go ahead and confirm you're right, 1/7/2021, USA is headed towards dystopia. Anyone got a spare room for 2 adults and 2 kitties? Asking for a friend...
I have a pull-out couch in Denmark, if your two kitties can get along with my two kitties 😄
Heidi I what
When I first heard about this yesterday I literally thought it was made up, I just can't get my head around what's been allowed to happen. I'm just glad I'm not American as my brain would explode from the stupidity allowed to happen there
Same, I heard from a friend and I was just like “You’re kidding me, that can’t be happening” turned on the news and there it was
Alexandra Davis like
Makes me sick honestly..got our unfair share of bloody trump supporters too here in our own back yard!
First thing someone said to me at work this morning was 'you know these were antifa plants right?' I tried not to, but I just laughed at him.
Verging on? I'm pretty sure we're there.