MAGA Rioters Storm US Capitol in Major Coup Attempt
Rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in protest of the rightful certification of electoral votes today in what some are calling an insurrection and an attempted coup. It is the first time the Capitol has been breached since British troops burned the building during the War of 1812. Supporters of President Trump were inflamed by a vitriolic speech given by Trump earlier in the morning, in which told them that the election was rigged, and told them to march on the capitol to "get tough."
Pro-Trump rioters are storming the US Capitol as Congress is certifying Joe Biden's win. Congress confirmed Democrat Joe #Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald #Trump stormed the #US #Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Trump in the White House. US President-elect Joe Biden has blasted the "insurrection" of pro-Trump rioters who stormed the US Capitol and he demanded an end to their "siege". Leaders around the world watched in disbelief as the chaos unfolded in Washington, where supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. Many have condemned the violence and called for democracy to be respected. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron gave their reactions, and DW spoke to people on the street in Germany.
Around the world, there was disbelief at the scenes that unfolded in the Capitol:
-Germany's Bild newspaper talked of a "coup attempt" - and a "moment of great shame"
-In Britain, the Daily Telegraph minced no words: "Democracy under siege"
-The picture of Trump supporters storming the Capitol dominated the United Arab Emirates' Gulf News daily.
-The Nigerian Tribune offered this blistering verdict: "Trump supporters defile democracy."
-China compared the storming of the Capitol with pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.