Protesters March Through the Capitol Causing Mayhem

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Cordelia Peterson, Writer

Thousands of Trump supporters stormed through the capitol building on January 6 in Washington D.C as a protest. The rioters swarmed inside the Capitol building smashing windows and causing much destruction. Many officials have compared the amount of police force to the black lives matter protests arguing that this side of America is very protest driven.

“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they would have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” President Elect Joe Biden said.

As many people think about what President Elect Joe Biden said they defend his position explaining how violent the police got at BLM protests even if they were peaceful. America has become divided in half during the 4 years that President Trump served. Sides of America that are completely opposites.

At least one police officer died. Named Brian Sicknick the officer was beaten to death. There have also been dozens of protesters arrested and officials are using face ID to hopefully arrest many more.

The events at the Capitol are one of many protests that occurred during the 4 years Trump was president and over the election. Arguably 2 halves of America fighting for completely different things.

Over 170 investigations have been opened about the Capitol and after many came out the House of Representatives voted to impeach president trump about a week later. He was impeached for hinting at his supporters to go attack the capitol. This makes him the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Even though there have been other stormings of the capitol this was the first time since 1814 during the war of 1812.