Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol

Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol

2021, Crime  -   41 Comments
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On January 6, 2021, the world watched in shock as the bastion of American democracy was invaded and overrun by a mob. Trump supporters came out in droves and stormed the U.S. Capitol.

What happened that day was meticulously pieced together by a visual investigation launched by The New York Times. Investigative reporters collected and analyzed thousands of video footage, most of which were filmed by the rioters themselves on their phones. They also obtained radio traffic, CCTV and even police bodycam footage. These thousands of videos were then synchronized and mapped to provide an unprecedented picture of the chaos that ensued around the building.

Though it touches briefly on extensive planning leading up to the riot and its aftermath, the report focuses on the terrifying events that went down, on the grounds and inside the Capitol.

On that fateful day, the American Congress and Senate held simultaneous sessions in the Capitol to ratify the 2020 election results.

Many of the protestors turned rioters turned insurrectionists believed Trump and his close officials who repeatedly said that the election was stolen, rigged, and fake. It was now their "duty" as patriots to "defend" the democracy and "save" it from a "stolen" election.

Online chatter had been busy - there were over a million mentions of storming the Capitol weeks before it happened, even in online forums. The Capitol floor plans, easily accessible online due to the building's historical origins, were also downloaded and used during the attack.

There were even far-right groups, the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, who made it their mission to storm the Capitol. They came prepared in full riot gear, with vests, helmets, chemical sprays and weapons like baseball bats. They were highly organized and used a radio app on their phones to coordinate the attack.

The coordination, the readiness, the weapons, and the sheer number of people who showed up meant that the guards barely stood a chance at holding them all back. The rioters quickly surrounded the building, breaking through barricades and going straight for the window, doors, and other potential entry points.

Once successfully inside, the mob headed straight to the Senate, and another group, to the Congress chambers. A quick-thinking policeman, Officer Eugene Goodman, alerted the Senate and distracted the protesters, allowing Senators and their staff to evacuate safely. A rioter, however, was shot and killed as they evacuated the Congress. Many were also looting, defacing, and ransacking the different offices and areas in the Capitol.

It would take about four hours for reinforcements, including the National Guard, to arrive on the scene to take control of the situation. Around 150 guards had been injured - due to the lack of instructions, reinforcement and protective gear.

The January 6 Capitol attack was not the result of an overnight or spontaneous act of violence.
It was planned and coordinated weeks before, with top officials themselves inciting an already emotional group of people to take up arms. Officials have a responsibility and should be careful with their words and actions.

This attack further demonstrates how America is, sadly, still so divided within.

Directed by: Nancy Gauss

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Lynn
Lynn
1 year ago

It wasn't Trump Supporters who raided the capital, it was the hired shaking hands of the cia & the fbi and the hired fake Trump Supporters that consisted of the proud boys & antifa.
& Pelosi other organizations like operation sunrise who had orchestrated the whole thing & it was DOCUMENTED THAT Pelosi refused President Trumps Offer of sending in over 20,000 soldiers from national guard to have on stand by & that was WEEKS BEFORE JAN 6TH.

Mike Ehrmantraut
Mike Ehrmantraut
1 year ago

The really beautiful thing about this is the "Dramacrat" act like they are always going to be in power, and they're not. In fact, it looks like they are going to suffer one of the worst defeats ever come November. Trump is coming back and he's pissed. He wants revenge. Them We'll see some real investigations with real evidence and everything. And I think it's time to start really looking at the citizenship of some of the real America haters. And if for some reason Trump doesn't run... bring on DeSantis. It's like their worst nightmare!!

vince paterno
vince paterno
2 years ago

The Right / Left paradigm is false. When I watch this, I think to myself, how much of this is a set up? After researching human events in the last 100 years, it's easy to say that the government has lied about every single human event since 1913. This is a NY Times production. They are sitting on the CFR dick more than any other. I take it with a grain of salt.

DANNY MARTIN
DANNY MARTIN
2 years ago

Thank God....... Trump lost & his crazy ass supporters are gone too.

don
don
2 years ago

this is terrible i must admit ..........but the united states government for decades have overthrown democraticaly elected governments in many countries so their business friends could get access to the countries resources let us not forget this they put dictators in who tortured and imprisioned their own people with the states blessing .......this is a historical fact

Barry
Barry
2 years ago

WOW - the Q crazies have really outdone themselves in the comments. Our nation's capitol was overrun by a murderous mob of the fatuous fraud's supporters due to his commands. ZERO = the amount of evidence of election fraud. Despite every opportunity - i.e the Arizona "investigation" for example, there is no evidence of fraud. The lying cheat who held the White House for 4 years was defeated by a margin of 7 million votes. Now his company has been indicted for tax fraud adding to his Trump University fraud, Trump Foundation Fraud, his open courting of Russian interference and his open display of narcissistic incompetence. The only fools who continue to support this fraud are the Q conspiracists and Republicans who hate Democracy. The only way they win is by legislating away the right to vote. The insurrectionists are traitors and accessories to murder as this documentary clearly shows.
The NYT is one of the best sources of truth in these days of "fake news" from Fox, OAN, & Newsmax, but it only takes believing your eyes and ears as you watch this film.
Watching these thugs murder capitol police is very difficult but these are Trump supporters who would hang Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi if they could. These are not American patriots - they are common thugs who deserve every day in prison we can give them. America deserves better but our country will suffer for as long as it takes to stop the insanity of these Anti-American THUGS and TRAITORS who support the Party of Hawley, Cruz, Jordan, Greene, Bobert & the Trumps.

ES
ES
2 years ago

They left out the part about how this was worse than Pearl Harbor lol The only thing these people are convincing is each other, about how great they are to produce polished propaganda pieces... you can polish a turd constantly, but then its just on your hands. : )

Andrew Blackadder
Andrew Blackadder
2 years ago

Lets see here, this video was made, or helped made, by The New York Times.... THAT alone should tell you all you need to know, this rag is not all about the news thats fit to print, it is now a RAG... period...
Many Trump supporters acting like idiots by following antifa morons into the Capital, some antifa were actually filmed inside the Building, but CNN, nor NY Times, will show them as that doesnt fit the narrative of orange man bad... Really... Does anybody think that stupid looking prick in the Shaman Halloween get up, and his two side kicks with their MAGA Hats on sideways, over their other Baseball hats, are actually Trump supporters...
Give me a break already, why dont ya.

Susan
Susan
2 years ago

I am going to report this because it targets a group of people's political believes. Is it ONLY Trump Supporters here? I think not, this video is here to incite trouble and make us Republicans look bad while black lives B- Burn L-Loot M-Murder and get by with it. black lives matter means B - burn L - loot M - murder

Hannalore
Hannalore
2 years ago

This should be reported as a hate video to incite trouble. There have been massive and deliberate out right killings by black lives matter and NOT one thing was done as it was ALL recorded. This video is "bait" for inciting trouble.

Voluntaryist
Voluntaryist
2 years ago

"It was planned...weeks before with top officials...inciting...people to take up arms."
Yes, "it" was openly announced and acknowledged by media. It was no secret that some were upset with the credibility of the election and wanted an investigation. Is asking for a recount a rebellion? Is trespass on govt. property rebellion? Was it a surprise the protestors showed up and protested, as promised? Did they come armed, as reported by MSM for weeks? Were they guilty of murder as charged by the reports? Or, was one of them murdered? Did they put anyone in the hospital by a personal attack? Did they commit arson? Did they achieve an overthrow of the govt.? Did they claim that as their goal? Were they one homogenous group with violent intentions or a common goal? These are all questions NOT answered.

Buddy
Buddy
2 years ago

Not only the military-industrial complex of the U.S.A but also millions of millions of maniacs such as these in this NY Times video constitute the greatest danger to world peace and international harmony. As a true admirer of decent Americans it is truly saddening for me to have to make such a remark.

kim
kim
2 years ago

This is propaganda We have not seen thousands more videos yet. The Democrat knew about the gathering so they plan ahead to hijack by their own paid group... and turned it into 'resurection' narrative.

American
American
2 years ago

garbage - nothing more than propaganda.

12 months of lockdowns people losing jobs, an election that was highly suspect with no attention given to tens of millions of citizens concerns.

A riot happened and one of the protestors gets murdered. Enter mainstream media to put a spin on it, an insurrection they call it. The worst thing since the civil war but nevermind 12 months of riots in the streets with many, many killed. Nevermind the capital has literally been bombed but Americans forget so quickly and blame a side that could of easily been their "side"

We need to understand the uniparty is real. These were fellow Americans of all races coming together to try to get their voices heard. Lets remember history as it really was.

Kerry
Kerry
2 years ago

This is a damn lie and you know it!

jon
jon
2 years ago

8700 Democrat supported Riots, Rape and Murder across America, and they're calling the Capitol Protest an 'insurrection". It was a coordinated event by Antifa and Democrats to blame Trump supporters. You people are dumber then anyone thought. ???

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

If only ignorant liberals and their ignorant pals realized they are keep being fed lies by someone who wants them to eat and hate each other. But they are too tribal to realize it

Gongo
Gongo
2 years ago

Liberals idiots think they are morally superior than their idiot conservatives.
It's like two chimps constantly trying to prove to each other that they somehow better at eating banana than the other. When in reality both dumb liberals and ignorant conservatives being manipulated by the people in power

Educated
Educated
2 years ago

The US has turned into a pathetic banana republic. The useless educational system has created a population that is half made up of brain dead right wing extremist. I grew up idolizing the US. Now I wouldn't go there in a million years. These traitors are an embarrassment to the whole concept of the US. And still they try to think of conspiracy theories of "it was the CIA, antifa, democrats" etc. Just pathetic.

greg
greg
2 years ago

democrats..or whatever democrats have become since 2015, seem intent on destroying the united states.
i dont know why the muslim and communist anti-american insurgents picked to join the democratic party to sneak inside our govt. and get their terrorists positioned , maybe the republicans were just too narrow minded to vote for any of the terrorist infiltrators. but in the past 5 years the anti american rhetoric coming out of democrat leaders and congress people has become quite obvious.
nothing is shocking anymore when stupidity is so rampant

Joe G
Joe G
2 years ago

A set up... look on rumble ashley babbit was not shot she is CIA.
Another Elaborate Hoax.
Government has proof they must crack down hard on You and I.