Friday, January 8, 2021

Jan 6, 2021 Donald Trump Incited Violent Insurrection Riots at the US Capitol - Anandabazar Patrika Coverage

On Jan 6, 2021, Donald Trump incited his insurrectionist supporters to acts of terrorism in violent rioting, storming and occupation of the US Capitol to attempt to overturn his decisive loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential elections which were the most free, fair and healthy in the history of the United States. This came about after 61 cases he took to court with bogus claims devoid of any evidence of fraud were thrown out by judges, and his subsequent attempts at browbeating state administrations into upending the people's verdict failed. Responding to Trump's call to "take back" the country using strength, a mob of insurgents waving Trump flags, confederate and right-wing extremist symbols, pro-Nazi messages and such, the mob of Trump supporters consisting of members of QANON, Proud Boys and white-supremacist groups overwhelmed the Capitol police, breached the building’s security, stormed the Capitol and halted the constitutional proceedings to certify Trump's defeat. When the acts of terrorism commenced, lawmakers had to put on gas masks and were evacuated to safety. The DC Mayor ordered a curfew at 6PM and eventually law enforcement regained control.

My reporting on this failed attempt at disrupting democracy was published in Anandabazar Patrika, the most circulated Bengali language (my mother tongue) daily on Jan 8, 2021 as two different articles, one on page 1 and another on page 9. Here are the two articles, all content (C) ABP Private Ltd.


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