Chaos in Washington as Trump supporters storm Capitol and force lockdown of Congress – BBC News



Thousands of supporters of President Trump have stormed the US Capitol building, venting their anger at the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election.

They forced the evacuation and lockdown of Congress, where lawmakers were preparing to approve the election result.

Shortly before the clashes President Trump had addressed his supporters near the White House telling them that he would never accept defeat.

President-elect Biden called on Mr Trump to tell his people to go home and eventually that was the message delivered from the White House.

Washington’s Mayor ordered a curfew as members of the US National Guard were deployed to protect the city.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by North America editor Jon Sopel in Washington and from Aleem Maqbool and Lebo Diseko at the Capitol.

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  1. A shameful day for the USA. QAnon and other bizarre conspiracies caused this. The internet is becoming an increasingly dangerous place and the madness is getting worse… This isn't 'free speech'…it's the product of misinformation and manipulation.

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  3. all the minorities joking about this but no one talk about that if latinos asian or black people if they did that… this would be another story!. This whites privileged is amused

  4. i mean joe biden did't win in reality they riged the election so no wonder crazy politions went crazy lol

  5. This wouldn’t have happened if those that millions of Americans both left right & middle who saw something on 11/3/20 night that in our guts felt so wrong!! & all we wanted was to have the states that had all these issues to take the time to truly look into all the things we saw that looked so totally wrong!!! When we saw them say they did true audits but all they did was recount the same ballots that were counted illegally against the rules!! And those that when nearly 99% of the votes were in and Trump was up up over 2-3 hundred thousand votes!! But some how votes for Biden that caught up then overtook trump by the same count!! And when those votes mostly went 95% Biden Trump 5% and we’ll know mathematicians said that is scientifically impossible but then get called racist for saying that that’s just one of the dozens of things that pushed Americans to the breaking point!!!

  6. CUT OUT THE PART WHEN TRUMP SAID PEACEFULLY PROTEST GEE HOW ODD AS IT WOULD NOT FIT YOUR NARRATIVE

  7. Meanwhile in Washington Chuck Schumer encourages an assasination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh. Palosi downplays it then turns around and encourages a pro choice group to go to Kavanaugh's house and threaten his family. Then down plays it again only to have other pro choice rioters follow other Justices to their place of worship to make threats. Meanwhile MSNBC and Plastic Puppet steven Colbert try to cover it up, run defense and give lame excuses to the easily persuaded ( liberals ) On the other side of the Block gas is expected to reach 10 dollars per gallon with expected food shortages coming as Babling Biden warned about, blaming it on the war in Ukraine or Trump. The actual reason him keeping his promise for the war on fossil fuels, and power companies that is all on YouTube but not the Jan 6th ordeal. They conveniently pulled those off. and also shuting down drilling, shutting down the pipeline and dozens of executive orders that purposely raises gas prices while claiming he has no control over it under his adminstrations Green New Energy policies . TRUMP anounces he's running in 2024 . One week later the jan 6th storming of the capital happens. Alot of people with video and audio evidence that can now prove it was planned by Palosi and her socialist followers. 17 food processing plants burn down. Snopes claims it's just a coincidence. Video proof of Schumers threats and what really happened jan 6th Now obtained.. Now we are having people spread them all over facebook. Facebook taking them down claiming that it's against their community standards. Not sure what kind of standards they have, but they censure things that you can back up with proof. Took me a while to figure that one out. That is ok, we never give up, trying to uncover the truth and their are a lot of us. At this point people have lost their capacity for critical thinking or thinking for themselves. More mass shootings occur with in three weeks than all of the Trump administration. One from an 18 year old boy with no cash, credit, or job and obtained over 7000.00 dollars in firearms. Citizen ship in question, but that's a whole other book. The media has everyone convinced anyway. The Biden administration hires an actor Mathew McConaughey to talk to the nation about gun control or confiscation like I would listen to anyone who acts for a living and makes more in one week than most people do in a lifetime. Kinda like when Bono talks to everyone to make sacrifices and give up material things and stop eating or consuming so much when he owns his own island, Lear jets SUVs and eats at the most expensive places in Dublin. Schumer still making threats against Kavanaugh and other conservative justices. Telling them they better watch their backs because they don't know what's going to hit them. ( All on video) again nutjob Nasty Palosi tries to walk back what he saying. By now the dingbat is do out of touch with reality she doesn't do a very good job convincing. Maybe only to the ignorant. Meanwhile a group labeled pro white (Patiots) are supposed to have been threatening a LGBTQ pride event. Every white person I've ever met could care less, and that. I just love how they call, rename , or throw the word patriot in there. I guess now if your a white patriot now you are now a racist fascists. Don't worry, im sure if you turn into MSNBC they can supply you with some one liners to memorize or some mindless pre programmed phrases you can pick up on so you can bring them back here to YouTube and spread your ignorance. Lol if all else fails just head over to the political propagandists plastic puppet colbert. This administration could care less about you. They are nut jobs and will even kill to get their way, then blaming it on white patriots or gun owners.

  8. Where was all the gun slingers? Isn’t that what they’re all clinging so hard to their guns for ? 😂

  9. This is why I’m embarrassed as an American
    I HAVE THE URGE TO DROP A MOLOTOV ON THESE PEOPEL
    BBC does better than OUR outlets

  10. This in the White House what is got to do with our house them garbage they kill people stealing people body parts names DNA cloning people kidnapping for hostages making sex to their victims in the hospital when they are in hospital recovery room numbed or killed passing virus disease poisoning gas not only in the hospital but infront of their house windows doors inside their house using their house cars for their mantel drug life crime trump gamblers are Ellen Taylor vampire stern family and their red Indian tripe’s who they use to kill by leather poisoning hunting they vet proud to talking about it killing people from their windows I don’t see them in any Jail but no they keeping using their 100 years grand father to come vist us where is any security are you on drug law people criminal coming going to PA every day web family are stern family too

  11. Pretty peaceful minus the dumb (maybe paid off) democrats.. I wonder if the same people watched 12 months of antifa and blm destroying, blocking traffic including ambulances, looting and killing. You all can have the media it's a drama queens life.

  12. imagine doing this in a another country lmao

    you can't sucks to be non american

    america number poo!

  13. Im so embarrassed of my country CANT even say Im proud to be American with confidence
    I had the chance I wish I could leave this sad country

  14. yeah Joe people are sick of the corruption so if destruction is what it takes to tear down this tyranny of corruption that let it be so, the violence will get worse and the madness because the American people are tired of being fisted by goverment elitist pigs

  15. police can do shit when thousands of militia take up arms , fuck politics, fuck religion, and fuck humanity for its corrupt bullshit and lies , it can all burn, let anarchy reign , this old system is broken and doesn't work any longer

  16. As a American, I would like to apologize on behalf of my country, to the world for what America was that day.

  17. January 6th was a necessary wakeup call that was listened to, albeit minimally. Simply put, it was the people standing against what they deemed as tyranny, and was arguably the most American thing that could happen; take the peoples grievances up with those in charge directly rather than burn down and loot cities and murder random people on the streets as done previously that year by their political counterparts.

    Sure it could have been gone about a lot better and more civilly, but the political reality was the most tense since the Civil War and it was better that than the alternative secessionist movements picking up steam. It's especially fascinating seeing the distorted realities projected from foreign entities who don't truly understand the American political structure, albeit the BBC isn't too bad regarding this topic.

    We aren't a Democracy. We are a Federalized coalition of nations, each state (nation) with their own world views, instating political entities based on a system of these states deciding if they want to agree with the people; our votes don't actually mean anything as electors have the full authority to vote for someone completely different. January 6th was the result of the status quo being challenged by the authorities due to an undeniable shift if the political election system that was unconstitutionally changed among select key swing states, unfavorably tipping the balance of the 2020 election, removing historical legitimacy. Simply put, Biden could have 100% won fair and square, however because the fundamental foundation of our election system was changed last minute, either party being on the losing side is thus well within their justification to question the legitimacy of the election. To deny this as a "Far right conspiracy theory" is flat out wrong and is just shoving ones head into the sand, not understanding why so many people deemed Biden's win as a tyrannical power grab. At the same time, to deny that Biden won the election with our current system is additionally the same ignorance, as our system is just that broken. Biden arguably won fair and square because the political system we have let him, and January 6th was a natural reaction to this unprecedented change in election legitimacy; being that last check and balance to the political structure, which wasn't listened to. No one side is on the right side of history when it comes to the 2020 election, all sides are at fault for what occurred and the entire election should have been redone with pre-Covid rules and all un-constitutional changes being overturned. That obviously won't happen as the current reigning power wouldn't risk losing their authority and such an unprecedented re-election would set the groundwork for future tyranny from either parties. This leaves us (somewhat) luckily with the option to wait until he next election in 2024 to try to regain our political institutions legitimacy again. The question is do we repeat the same mistake again in 2024, or do we revert our election system back to pre-2019 so that the election legitimacy returns once more; preventing another January 6th?

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  19. 5:23 we have the right to overthrow overpowering unjust government we’re not in ur little British country people

  20. Fuck all u people not in the USA speaking on this the election was rigged and stolen and this country is not free those were gods warriors storming the devils capitol

  21. Lies lies lies…. paid for by our countries gl0bal1st enemies.
    You betray your people for foreign cash.
    You are enemy propaganda

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