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Pelosi says Congress members may face prosecution if an investigation shows they were accomplices in Capitol siege

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said that Congress members could face prosecution should an investigation show that they were accomplices in the Capitol riots. "If they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that," Pelosi said during a news conference. Pelosi also pointed ou...
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The Triumph of Fascist Aesthetics

The photograph is arresting: a bearded man stands at the top of a staircase located in the Senate wing of the Capitol bearing uniquely American symbols, marking both time and ideology. He holds in his right hand a red flag with the phrase “Trump is my president” written across it in bold white lettering. He wears a…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Senate, Riots, Trump, Capitol, Fascism


Here are some of the prominent figures spotted among the Pro-Trump insurrectionists who attempted a coup at the Capitol

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis Wednesday's March for Trump, a protest by Trump supporters against the election of Joe Biden, descended into an evening of unprecedented chaos as extremists stormed the Capitol building.  Dozens of pro-Trump extremists took control of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, following a "March for Trump" in DC....
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Mozilla chairwoman calls for investigation into pro-Trump ad spending after 'a four-year disinformation campaign'

Mitchell Baker at a technology summit in Paris. Charles Platiau/Reuters Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of Mozilla, called for more transparency into targeted advertising, including ads targeting followers of President Donald Trump.  "Donald Trump is certainly not the first politician to exploit the architecture of the internet in this way, and he won't be the last," Baker wrote on Mozilla's blog.  Her call for more transparency echoed others in the tech sector, who said social networks hadn't ...
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Mozilla chairwoman calls for more ad spending transparency after 'a four-year disinformation campaign'

Mitchell Baker at a technology summit in Paris. Charles Platiau/Reuters Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of Mozilla, called for more transparency into targeted advertising, including ads targeting followers of President Donald Trump.  "Donald Trump is certainly not the first politician to exploit the architecture of the internet in this way, and he won't be the last," Baker wrote on Mozilla's blog.  Her call for more transparency echoed others in the tech sector, who said social networks hadn't ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Advertising, Trends, Washington Dc, Mozilla, Jack Dorsey, Riots, Donald Trump, Baker, Chris Sacca, Trump, Donald Trump Donald Trump, Zuck, Mozilla Foundation, Mitchell Baker


A disturbing video from the Capitol riots shows a police officer shouting in pain as he is crushed in a doorway by the pro-Trump mob

Riot police clear the hallway inside the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A video taken during the riots at the US Capitol building on Wednesday shows a police officer being crushed in a doorway by a mob of Trump supporters. The officer can be seen saying "help!" in between shouts of pain, as a large mob tries to push through an entrance to the building. The riots left five people dead, including one Capitol Police of...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Police, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Law Enforcement, Police Officer, Riots, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Kelsey Vlamis


TikTok bans videos of Trump inciting mob, blocks #stormthecapital and other hashtags

For obvious reasons, Trump doesn’t have a TikTok account. But the President’s speeches that helped incite the mob who yesterday stormed the U.S. Capitol will have no home on TikTok’s platform. The company confirmed to TechCrunch its content policy around the Capitol riots will see it removing videos of Trump’s speeches to supporters. It will also redirect specific hashtags used by rioters, like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty, to reduce their content’s visibility in the app. TikTok says that ...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Instagram, Tech, United States, Riots, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Tiktok, Capitol Riot


Thanks For the Evidence, You Seditious Dweebs

Yesterday, a nauseated and tired public witnessed a clear, on-the-ground, real-time feed of Trump supporters committing countless potential felonies and misdemeanors. They saw it not through security footage or journalists’ reports but mostly from the culprits themselves, who gleefully livestreamed and tweeted from…Read more...
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America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience The post America’s lessons for African dictators appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Media, Supreme Court, Republicans, Democracy, Police, Africa, America, Joe Biden, Transition, Resilience, Racism, Democrats, United States, Washington Dc, Riots


Excellent 7-minute video news segment of Trump's thugs breaking into Capitol

Watch @robertmooreitv's report from inside the Capitol building as the extraordinary events unfolded in Washington DChttps://t.co/krCQf1uQbx pic.twitter.com/SiWbzF5Nzs— ITV News (@itvnews) January 6, 2021 ITV News went inside the halls of Congress to speak with pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol, ransacked offices, stole property and vandalized the building.
Tags: Video, News, Congress, Washington, Riots, Trump, Capitol


Photos show the aftermath of an unprecedented and destructive siege on the US Capitol that left one rioter dead

The aftermath of riots at the US Capitol Building. LEAH MILLIS/Reuters The US Capitol Building was vandalized during a riot by supporters of President Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office was broken into with protesters writing "we will not back down" and one rioter taking a piece of her mail. One person was killed during the riot and others were injured.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The nation's capital entered mandatory curfew at 6 p.m. yesterd...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Protest, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Washington Dc


Photos show the aftermath of an unprecedented and destructive siege on the US Capitol that left 4 rioters dead

The aftermath of riots at the US Capitol Building. LEAH MILLIS/Reuters The US Capitol Building was vandalized during a riot by supporters of President Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office was broken into with protesters writing "we will not back down" and one rioter taking a piece of her mail. Four people was killed during the riot and countless others were injured.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The nation's capital entered mandatory curfew at 6 p...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Protest, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Washington Dc


My Pillow CEO and pro-Trump lawyer Mike Lindell spread misinformation about Antifa leading the Capitol rioters

A Trump supporter sits in the Senate chamber. Win McNamee/Getty Images As Twitter and Facebook suspended users seen as supporting rioters, including President Trump's accounts, far-right conversations shifted to Parler and other outlets.  Some talked of violent revolution, but others on the network sought to blame Trump's political enemies for Wednesday's chaos. "There might have been some people, the ones that broke in – they seemed to break in early, and, for all we know, it could of bee...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Washington, Senate, Trends, Fox News, Riots, Jack, Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, Wood, Trump, Reuters, Igor Bobic


Video: A look inside the Capitol building after Trump supporters broke in

Take a look at the wreckage inside the Capitol building after out-of-control Trump supporters broke in and ran amok yesterday. Via ABC's WCVB5
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Trump Bypassed In Decision To Deploy National Guard

The President has directed the National Guard to the Capitol Building after it was besieged by supporters of his , White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday.  [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Extremism, Riots, Trump, National Guard, Capitol Building, Kayleigh McEnany, 2020 Elections, Josh Kovensky


The largest police union in the US, which endorsed Trump in September, called on the president to 'forcefully' put an end to his supporters' Capitol siege

Patrick Yoes, President of the National Fraternal Order of Police, endorsed Donald Trump in September. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The largest police union in the US has called on Trump to "forcefully urge" extremists to leave the US Capitol. The National Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Trump in the 2020 election. "Lawlessness is not how Americans affect change in our great country," union President Patrick Yoes wrote. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Patr...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Protest, Congress, Police, US, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Union, Riots, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol


Photos show the aftermath of an unprecedented and destructive siege on the US Capitol Building that left one rioter dead

The aftermath of riots at the US Capitol Building. LEAH MILLIS/Reuters The US Capitol Building was vandalized during a riot by supporters of President Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office was broken into with protesters writing "we will not back down" and one rioter taking a piece of her mail. One person was killed during the riot and others were injured.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The nation's capital entered mandatory curfew at 6 p.m. today f...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Features, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher, a former intelligence officer, says he hasn't seen anything like Washington DC riots since he was deployed to Iraq

Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images As rioters stormed the US capitol on Wednesday, GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher, a former intelligence officer, said on CNN that he hadn't seen anything like it since he was deployed to Iraq. "This is insane... the election's over," Gallagher said, demand...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, Protests, Chinese communist party, Getty


Reddit ‘taking action’ on site violations as rioters storm US Capitol

As chaos and violence have erupted in Washington D.C., social media platforms are grappling with the fallout. A spokesperson for Reddit tells TechCrunch, Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hate or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence. In accordance with this, we have been proactively reaching out to moderators to remind them of our policies and to offer support or resources as needed. We are also taking action on reported violations. Pro-Trump mob st...
Tags: Apps, Washington, Tech, Policy, Reddit, Riots, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Capitol, US Capitol, TechCrunch Reddit, DC Twitter 's Trust Safety


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter [Update]

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


It's Apparently Very Easy to Riot in the Capitol When You're a Trump Supporter: Updating

This summer, abolitionists and protesters were gassed and shot at in the streets and in their homes, all for rising up against a white supremacist paramilitary state intent on violence and subjugation. In D.C., President Trump orchestrated a similar tear gas attack on protesters outside a church on live television.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Riots, Trump, Capitol


Trump rioters break through barrier and have broken into the Capitol

UPDATES: 2:30 pm: Riot police are clearing insurrectionists from Capitol. 1:45 pm: US Marshalls, National Guard, ATF, state troopers, FBI and more are being sent to Capitol. Reports that multiple officers have been hospitalized with injuries. 1:22 pm: In mixed message, Trump says the election was stolen, but "Go home. — Read the rest
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WATCH LIVE: Trump rioters break through barrier and are attempting to break into the Capitol

StatusCoup is running live video of Trump rioters trying to break into the Capitol.
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[FREQUENTLY UPDATED WITH BREAKING NEWS] Trump rioters break through barrier and have broken into the Capitol

UPDATES: 11:48 am: Tear gas used in Rotunda. House members given gas masks. 11:47 am: House pool reporters says there is an armed standoff at outside House door and officers have guns drawn. 11:38 am: Representatives have been ordered to shelter-in-place. — Read the rest
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Authorities charge far-right extremists with attacking police at Black Lives Matter protests

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: In the wake of protests following the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a member of the Boogaloo Bois opened fire on the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct with an AK-47-style gun and screamed "Justice for Floyd" as he ran away, according to a federal complaint made public Friday. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Justice, Minneapolis, Riots, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Floyd, Bois, Boogaloo, George Floyd, Boogaloo Boys, Boogalo Bois, Far-right Extremists


Gravity Gaming Lounge Destroyed During Riots Gets Second Chance

The Gravity Gaming Lounge located in Kenosha, Wisconsin is one of the many businesses destroyed during the recent riots happening in the town after the police shooting of 29-year-old black man Jacob Blake. The Gravity Gaming Lounge served as a place for people to congregate and served as a center of entertainment for many. Shortly […]
Tags: Usa, Crime, International, Crowd Funding, Anime, Riots, Vandalism, Kenosha Wisconsin, Jacob Blake, Gravity Gaming Lounge


Atlanta Protesters Shut Down Major Highway & Burn Down Wendy’s Where Police Killed Unarmed Black Man Rayshard Brooks

Protesters angry over the police killing of an unarmed black man at a Wendy’s drive-thru in Atlanta marched onto the highway late Saturday night (Jun. 13), shutting down part of the Interstate 75/85 downtown connecter, which is a major road through the city, CNN reports. Protesters in Atlanta shutdown an interstate after the murder of Rayshard Brooks by police. #RayshardBrooks #AtlantaShooting #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/xoxQpjoVuC — Omar Moore (@thepopcornreel) June 14, 2020 Seven la...
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Twelve books that give context to current protests [reading list]

Cities across the United States have seen ongoing protests since the death of George Floyd while in police custody on 25 May. Conversations are taking place on social media as well as in the real world, and media coverage has been relentless. We at Oxford University Press would like to highlight some of our books across politics, history, and philosophy that we hope can contribute to the important conversations currently taking place and provide valuable context. Where possible, we’ve made some ...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Activism, California, Washington, America, History, United States, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Washington Dc, Sociology, Civil Rights, Philosophy, Ferguson


BBC coverage of 1990 tax riots in London

One of the things that led up to Margaret Thatcher's resignation as Britain's prime minister was the imposition of a poll tax on every adult in the U.K.: a crude per-head charge just for existing. Londoners rioted on 31 March 1990, with hundreds hurt and 339 arrests made. Trafalgar Square was wrecked, police charged the crowds on horseback only to be forced back, and shops throughout the west end were looted. It's a world away from the experience of black people in America and contemporary prot...
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Riots Continue in Minneapolis & Other Cities Over “Police Murder”

Complete and unrestrained chaos has continued to rock such cities as Minneapolis, New York City, and Portland as hordes of self-proclaimed “protectors of minorities” are looting, burning buildings, and committing assault in loving memory of George Floyd, a black man believed to have been “murdered” by a police officer. George Floyd was said to be […]
Tags: Crime, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Theft, International, Racism, Terrorism, Portland, Assault, Anime, Riots, Video Gallery, George Floyd, Minneapolis New York City