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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Andy Acceber
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5 months ago

This! This needs to be higher.

varwenea
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5 months ago

It's at the top now!!

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Tina Hugh
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5 months ago

It is sedition. It is an attempt to violently overthrow our democracy. Trump rioters don’t deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with American protestors. It is not protest; it is treason.

Joan Humphreys
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5 months ago

Yes!

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Big
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5 months ago

Exactly. The BLM protests were because of serious racism and murder, while these protests are fueled by BS conspiracy theories.

Scott
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5 months ago

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That is a lie. BLM *IS* racism incarnate. They even rejected the name All Lives Matter. Look how many Blacks have been killed by police compared to how many people are killed by Blacks.

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Proxima
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5 months ago

I would say the rioters last night were acting like kids, buts that's an insult to kids

Eric Law
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5 months ago

"Spoiled brats wearing MAGA hats"

Sherry Hart
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5 months ago

I strongly believe that some and NOT ALL of the officers and security were just letting them through. It’s very hard to believe that the rioters overpowered trained officers and security that supposedly protect congress and lawmakers. Such a different scene from the Black Lives Matter protesters and the cops acted way different.

Shinomi Chan
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5 months ago

A little louder please so that people in the back can hear!

Raine Soo
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5 months ago (edited)

The rioters on Capitol Hill are petulant children, just like their supreme leader, outgoing President Trump.

kjorn
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5 months ago

yeah... imagine if the democrates was behaving that way and invade the capitol... the trump supporters would be the first to shoot them. too bad most democrates don't bear guns

Tres D
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5 months ago

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Kind of the way the left has been behaving for the past 4 years?

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Ojberretta Berretta
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5 months ago

19 black men killed by police in 2020, 5000 black men killed by black men in 2019.....we getting killed,we kill eachother but no one protest that foh

Leo Domitrix
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5 months ago

AMEN

TheSneakyNinja
Community Member
5 months ago

People also rioted and killed people, burned buildings, and assaulted people. So... the other side isn't exactly pure either. I don't know if this post was meant to say that, but it did sound like that. If they're referring to the peaceful protests, than that is true.

Reynard
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5 months ago

I shall forever remember The Snowflake Rebellion of 2021.

D Peterson
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5 months ago

Not even close!

Louloubelle
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5 months ago

Yes. Thank you. As someone who lives in Kenosha, I get this.

blugeagua
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5 months ago

YES!

Diane Patrick
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5 months ago

The republicans marched because the dems cheated. Truth time!

Annamay
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5 months ago

Absolutely NOT the same!

Karen Lyon
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5 months ago

That is it in a nutshell. It doesn't matter what your political affiliation is: there is NO similarity.

Kim Lorton
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5 months ago

Talk about an overinflated sense of entitlement these terrorists had!

Daniel Callaway
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5 months ago

They rioted because our Constitution was under attack, you rioted because people who would not respect the police and tried to kill them got themselves dead. TELL THE DAMN TRUTH!!!!

Steve Cruz
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5 months ago

Trumpers got killed... at the POLLS.TRUMPERS ARE SO USED TO WHITE PRIVILEGE THAT EQUALITY FEELS LIKE OPPRESSION.

Capelli rosa e patate
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5 months ago

Yes indeed. Acting like toddlers. 🤦🏻‍♀️

John Baker
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5 months ago

What do you expect when their president acts like a toddler?

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CincyReds
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5 months ago

Damn, this is true! What a bunch of babies!

Adrian Elliott
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5 months ago

How many times were you Killed? https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/07/minneapolis-police-shoot-australian/533904/

Relissa Stute
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5 months ago

Well said!

bbc
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5 months ago

Lies and more lies https://imgur.com/a/3FNRiIx

Sharon Vaughn
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5 months ago

Amen.

Wyndmere
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5 months ago

This is so bogus. GOP supporters were peaceful. There are more than 1 video showing bus loads of people dressed as MAGA, escorted to the capital by police. Police moved the barricades and ushered them, and opened the doors of the capital to let them in. Some of them identified in photos are known Antifa and BLM members. One guy wearing Buffalo horns posted his photo with the ID marker “PhillyAntifa.org” stamped on it. —- Wake up people. Do your own research about what happened at the capital. Mainstream media is biased toward the left and not telling you all the facts.

Marisa Caputo
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5 months ago

Some of them were, definately, terrorists. The majority were protestors.

Commander Rex
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2 months ago

Yes, but the crowd did nothing to stop them. In my eyes, that is endorsing the action.

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Marisa Caputo
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5 months ago

You are deliberately ignoring the dfact that those who "stormed" the Capitol were let in by Capitol Hill Police. They were wrong and should be punished. But, they do not represent the vast majority of those who gathered to protest. No, we are not the same. But, we are both trying to bring a "wrong" to light and seek corrective action. We were not heard and I don't believe you were either.

Marea Lewis
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5 months ago

Which news channel were you listening to?

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Steve
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5 months ago

They just learned that from the left. Almost 4 years of the left trying.

jevais
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5 months ago

Your country is based on white supremacists who never honored a treaty with the first people of the nation, American Indians! This country is built on lies, theft and genocide of America Indians and Afro-Americans. This not the land of the free but the land of white thugs who run your country. It's in fact a third world country since proper education, health care and equal rights are not for all, only for the rich majority of whites. Your country is debts and your orange leader owes money to many other countries.

neonn_pieee
Community Member
5 months ago

That's exactly what I said. These people are just throwing a tantrum. That's all that this BS is.

Daniel Callaway
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5 months ago

OMG!!! Remember 2016 Election \!!! Don't be stupid or a Liar!!!

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Anna Salerno
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5 months ago

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Terrorists from BLM and Antifa invaded the peaceful protesters!!! The Rioters were Antifa and BLM, NOT Trumpers, that's NOT our style!!! I saw a video of a policeman handing clubs to rioters'!!!!

Hello
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4 months ago

How were BLM protesters terrorists? Every time people are protesting something, there will be some violence. However, this small amount of violence was met with extreme measures. A 4 year old peacefully marching and being tear gassed? Many of these people were peaceful. Many of the people protesting Trump’s inauguration were peaceful. This was not.

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Anna Salerno
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5 months ago

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The Rioters were Antifa NOT Trumpers, that's NOT our style!!!

Christopher
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5 months ago

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If this was true you'd still be doing it now

Christopher
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5 months ago

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If that was true you'd still be protesting you just used the death of people to cause chaos cause you didn't like trump

bianca johnson
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5 months ago

BLM existed before Trump was elected. you sound dumb

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Jonathan
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5 months ago

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I get that but you forgot to mention the rioting and looting that happened aswell.

kjorn
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5 months ago

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at least of them was killed... not enough

Maria Ivanilova
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5 months ago

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Sure nevermind that 4 people really were shot and died... Nevermind that at all.

Jenna Contreras
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5 months ago

One person was shot , the others they claimed had medical emergencies.

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ivan bolitekurac
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5 months ago

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You didn't march,you killed,rioted and looted you muppet

Tres D
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5 months ago

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You rioted because of a false narrative, they rioted because the left has been crying that they lost for 4 straight years, and this election was stolen because the only way the left can win anything without cheating!

JessG
Community Member
5 months ago

65 courts (including lower, appellate, and supreme), 90 judges, and hundreds of non-biased (people from both parties) vote counters, certified the votes. No. Cheating. Happened. It's time to grow up and accept what is actual truth instead of paranoid conspiracies. To suddenly not trust the voting process to suit your personal agenda is an attack on our democracy, period.

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Scyth
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5 months ago

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Yeah, it's not the same. Some burned and looted in the name of reparations, while others marched against the government on capital city, without destroying private property.

Jenna Contreras
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5 months ago

Not everyone burned property.. there will always be bad apples amongst the ones who are just wanted to be treated as equals .

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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.

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Bardhi's Dad
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5 months ago

So true!

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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.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, that would be overly violent... Btw, I think they are Trump's terrorists, not Trump supporters

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Sarcastic Panda
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5 months ago

sad but true

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Adam Francis
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5 months ago

This

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Hans
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5 months ago

No context could explain to me the picture with the little girl on the shoulders.

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Bardhi's Dad
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5 months ago

Terrorists and idiots!

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Tina Hugh
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5 months ago

The Trump insurgents were not protesting. They were committing treason and sedition

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Bardhi's Dad
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5 months ago

That's true

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Ani Archeron
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5 months ago

i can only imagine that if they appeared to be a person of colour, they would be dead far before they reached this room

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Full of Giggles
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5 months ago

What makes this photo disgusting is that BLM protestors didn’t come heavily armed and itching to fire.

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Emily Ashyn
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5 months ago

I agree

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Bardhi's Dad
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5 months ago

So obvious!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

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.

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Bananic
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5 months ago

This is so sad :_(

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Kathy Smith
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5 months ago

OMG, that’s too spot on. Makes me sick to my stomach.

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Bobert Robertson
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5 months ago

Just here to block the comment below so as not to waste your time!

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Phoenix
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5 months ago

I’m honestly stunned on why they didn’t all get shot within seconds of touching the steps, much less actually in the Capital. Goes to show how far our countries fallen.

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Hans
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5 months ago

It just feels unreal what has happened.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
5 months ago

Right to the point

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
5 months ago

Only one of results of Trump's presidency

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kjorn
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5 months ago

i'm just surprise it didn't happen before

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Tabitha L
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5 months ago

And had peaceful marches across the country.

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Kathy Smith
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5 months ago

Yes! ASAP!

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Bunny Wood
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5 months ago

The Banana republic formerly known as the USA.

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Bardhi's Dad
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5 months ago

Can you believe that?

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Bunny Wood
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5 months ago

Bankrupted 5

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François Carré
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5 months ago

May you all recover from this and send these criminals to jail where they deserve to be, including their leader.

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varwenea
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5 months ago

Destruction, vandalism, looting. They did it all!

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Becky Greeley
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5 months ago

Yes! Where 's your outrage now Senators and Representatives of the Republican persuasion???

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Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

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.

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Aria Singh
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5 months ago

That is just wrong. The Police is just...crap

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Bobert Robertson
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5 months ago

Illuminati confirmed? P.S. glad they are safe

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

It’s just completely f****d up.

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Lesbean Bookworm
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5 months ago

Let alone, THE CAPITOL BUILDING OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY

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Dan Buczynski
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5 months ago

Cosplay.

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Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

Pls don't remind him he has those

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Aria Singh
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5 months ago

WHY THE ACTUAL HELL????????????

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Aeon Flux
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5 months ago

This.

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felixreychman
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5 months ago

why, in all the world, would we invite the US for anything, given this?!

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Bardhi's Dad
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5 months ago

Frankenstein, maybe

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Tiredpossum
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5 months ago

Pretty much.... The double standard is what is getting to me

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Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

Oh dear. Intelligence on a stick right there

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Skull Tastic
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5 months ago

Or the picture of the black police officer running for his life from a crowd of these “supporters”?

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Ludwig Michiel
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5 months ago

It certainly is the "far right" way...

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Makes me vomit.

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Pamela24
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5 months ago

They were barely saying "stop". There are pictures of policemen photographing the posing terrorists in the Capitol. It was way worse.

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