Five dead as fascists storm US Capitol, forcibly delay confirmation of Trump's defeat

On the 6th of January, Trumpers, fascists, and Proud Boys fought their way through 4 layers of police fencing, fought the Capitol Police to the point of blood on the Capitol steps, and pierced through the police defenses. They broke a window, maced the cops, and stormed the US Capitol itself, forcibly delaying the vote to confirm Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020 election.

Update Jan 7: A wounded US Capitol Police officer has died in the hospital, raising the death toll to 5.

Video: fascists egged on by Trump's demand to storm the US Capitol do exactly that 1 min 45 seconds

Fascist Trumpers smash their way into the Capitol through a window

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As of the evening of Jan 22, the fence blocking access to the "sign fence" on H st from BLM Plaza has been removed. Hopefully no remnants of the coup plotters are still in town to attempt an attack on the artwork

BLM Plaza as Trump quits DC to lead his new "Patriot Party" from his Florida headquarters in "exile"

On the 20th of January, the streets were mostly quiet as Trump quit the White House and fled to Miami with the rest of the failed coup plotters. There were some exceptions however:

Video-stripping counterprotesters confront, drive off SLPC-listed hate preachers 2 min 20 sec

Video by DC YLF of police detainment of POC folks from LA on their way back to their cars 16 sec

Photo by Peter Greenberger

Video of Comet's sucessful dance party response to "Pizzagate" harassment 58 sec

On the 19th of January, fundamentalist Christian "Pizzagate" believers attempted to harass Comet Pizza (again...) only to be driven off by a loud dance party. Their slanderous chants were answered with Lady Ga-ga and other dance music, and soon a full-on dance party began. Not long after, the Fundies packed it in, tapped out, and quit the field.

Sandi Bachom got this photo of militamen open carrying in violation of new Richmond city laws concerning weapons at demonstrations. One in the Hawaiian print shirt used by the Boogaloo Bois

Video: Graham Moonaw caught armed milita and Boogaloo Bois admitting to illegally carrying rifles at the Richmond protest 44 sec

The 18th of January saw another armed protest in a state capitol, this time in Richmond. The annual 2nd Amendment lobby day organizers were upstaged by militia and Boogaloo Bois open carrying in defiance of Richmond's recent legislation banning firearms at protests. Two days to go to Inauguration.

On the 17th of January, the expected armed "Million Militia March" on DC was a no-show. Some organizers had reportedly cancelled, and media folks at their expected assembly areas saw nothing. So far, only in Michigan have armed far-right protesters appeared. One day down,three to go.

Long view of White House, BLM Plaza, and National Guard down 16th st as seen on Jan 16

Video: fences, National Guard troops-and BLM Plaza still open Jan 16 1 min 38 sec

On the 15th of January, police agencies began fencing off large parts of downtown DC as they usually do for an Inauguration. In addition, large numbers of armed National Guard troops began showing up in the city. They are intended to protect Biden's Inauguration from armed Trump supporters and outright neo-Nazis, assuming they don't change sides themselves.