Capitol Riots

January 6th, 2021: A hoard of Donald Trump supporters stage an uprising at the Capitol in Washington, DC. They overtake the debating chambers, and engage in armed clashes with police. Four people are reportedly killed. This attack is among the worst security threats in modern American history, and is directly brought about by a tweet by Trump on December 20th 2020. It read: ‘Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, it will be wild!’. The violence is in an attempt to delay the counting of electoral college votes to affirm Joe Biden’s victory. Several members of the Congress, including Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, are evacuated to secure locations while law enforcement struggle to gain control over the situation. Despite the extreme chaos, the Capitol Police don’t request help from Homeland Security till 2:30 PM, over 6 hours after the riots start. Trump initially resists calling the National Guard, causing Mike Pence to take over. Only fourteen people are arrested out of the thousands of rioters.