Attack on the US Capitol

Never in the history of The United States Of America has there been a riot inside the US Capitol -- except when the British burned it during the War of 1812. Yet on January 6th, 2021, history shifted. Here is a timeline of what occurred that fateful day:

 

January 6th, 2021: 11:50 a.m., A gathering for Former President Donald J. Trump’s speech is in place. 11:54 a.m., Donald Trump Jr. posts a video on Facebook showing the Trump family watching the gathering from inside with the former President. 12:17 a.m, South of the White House, Trump tells his supporters to march to the Capitol, “We’re going to walk down, We’re going to walk down, anyone you want but I think right here, to the Capitol.” 12:29 p.m., Constitution Ave, A crowd of Trump supporters is already agitated. 12:49 p.m, West of the Capitol grounds, a pipe bomb is reported at the Republican National Committee building, this place is just a block away from the Capitol. 12:53 p.m., Northwest side of the Capitol, people in the Capitol crowd harass police officers, and some even get physical until the police cannot handle them and they breach the building’s outer perimeter. 12:58 p.m., West Side of Capitol, Once the crowd, gets to the steps of the capitol building, capitol officers in riot gear help control the crowd. 1:03 p.m., The speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi, starts the proceedings to certify the Electoral College vote, with Vice President Mike Pence, while outside chants swarm in, screaming “Whose House? Our House!” 1:12 p.m., Trump’s speech ends and he calls for a march again, his own words, “... walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.” The mob of Trump supporters continues to clash and fight the police. 1:15 p.m., West Side of Capitol, The police and the mob keep fighting, and both of the sides throw chemicals on each other, the shocking part is that the person ran away after throwing it and the police never after for him. 1:48 p.m., Senate Chamber, Inside the capitol, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, argues that the senate should not certify Arizona’s electoral votes. ----------------------

 

1:50 p.m., West side of Capitol, Rioters make their way closer to the building. Chief Steven Sund requests D.C. National Guard. Around 2 p.m., East Side of The Capitol, police presence is smaller there so the groups breach police barricades and are about to reach the doors of the Building. 1:58 p.m., Northeast side of the Capitol, The police remove a barricade after violent confrontations between officers and the crowd.  2:00 p.m., East side of Capitol, A live video by Stephen Ignoramus via Youtube shows, The crowd breach the last physical barrier protecting the Capitol. 2:10 p.m., Northwest side of Capitol, in another video by John Sullivan via Youtube, shows how the exact moment the last barrier was breached. Then for more than an hour, there are violent clashes with the police. 2:11 p.m., Rioters on the West side of Capitol, break-into the building, two minutes later the senate is called into recess. 2:14 p.m., Rioters chase an officer to the top of the staircase, that’s where the senate chambers are by the way. 2:15 p.m., rioters enter the building through the broken window and a door. 2:16 p.m., Hall outside Senate Chamber, Rioters are literally feet away from the entrance to the senate chamber, but the police are blocking their way to get inside. After the breach,  thousands of people reach the capital, and the Congress is halted. The police fight off the rioters while some members of Congress are able to evacuate the building. The crowd is filled with attendees from Trump’s rally. Three hours will pass until the building is fully secured.

Sources:

How a Presidential Rally Turned Into a Capitol Rampage

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