Manage episode 283212495 series 1778711
We don't usually report much on US domestic news, but sometimes that news shocks the world, as was the case of the January 6 assault on the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
Fired up by President Donald Trump's speech at a "Save America" rally, his followers stormed the seat of American democracy to halt the confirmation of electoral votes in the November Presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden. The violence of the mob resulted in five deaths while Senators and Representatives were ushered to safety. The siege lasted more than five hours. Two weeks later, Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office.