Chaos in Washington as Trump supporters storm Capitol and force lockdown of Congress - BBC News

  • Published on Jan 5, 2021
  • Thousands of supporters of President Trump have stormed the US Capitol building, venting their anger at the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election.
    They forced the evacuation and lockdown of Congress, where lawmakers were preparing to approve the election result.
    Shortly before the clashes President Trump had addressed his supporters near the White House telling them that he would never accept defeat.
    President-elect Biden called on Mr Trump to tell his people to go home and eventually that was the message delivered from the White House.
    Washington’s Mayor ordered a curfew as members of the US National Guard were deployed to protect the city.
    Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by North America editor Jon Sopel in Washington and from Aleem Maqbool and Lebo Diseko at the Capitol.
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  • danwich
    danwich Year ago +35

    this is like watching the fall of the Roman Empire but with wifi

  • shayam sharma
    shayam sharma Year ago +1

    They've taken "I want to speak to the manger" to a whole new level..

  • Brad Morrow
    Brad Morrow Year ago +135

    I love how BBC provides better coverage of the goings on in America than all of our own news outlets in America.

  • Pwnage
    Pwnage Year ago +1

    america sure is the masters of world entertainment.

  • Arsenal FC
    Arsenal FC Year ago +457

    What’s funny is we had people celebrating the new year like 2021 is going to be better than 2020.

  • Johnny Throw
    Johnny Throw Year ago +102

    These folks are making it real hard to say I'm proud to be an American.

  • Huzia
    Huzia Year ago +3

    When Area 51 is more protected than our nation’s Capitol building.

  • Darth Malgus
    Darth Malgus Year ago +608

    It's ironic that Trump called other 3rd world countries "shit holes", because it seems to be America is on that path itself.

  • DurantBurner
    DurantBurner Year ago +869

    "If violence happens it happens, we aren't going to start it"

  • An Vode
    An Vode Year ago +136

    Six days.

  • Suspicious Pooh
    Suspicious Pooh Year ago +242

    Did they really make it all the way inside the capitol building just to stand around looking lost? Talk about having no solid plan 😂.

  • Universal Kaos
    Universal Kaos Year ago +542

    America always wanting to sort out other countries but can't sort themselves out

  • Lowcus Yellow
    Lowcus Yellow Year ago +1

    Other countries: Please, let this be a normal year.

  • zergvtoss
    zergvtoss Year ago +3

    Thank you BBC News for doing a better reporting of the horrible events that occured in my nation 2 days ago, than my countries own media outlets

  • xmikexrodriguezx
    xmikexrodriguezx Year ago +135

    Can't believe I would live to see this actually happen

  • Yeshua the Christ is the Son of the living God

    When America hits both puberty and existential crisis at the same time:

  • Neil Asyrof
    Neil Asyrof Year ago +83

    This is one of the reasons why we cannot underestimate stupid people in large numbers

  • Erick Hernandez
    Erick Hernandez Year ago +67

    2020 In January: I'm going to be the worst year in history

  • Fawad Amin
    Fawad Amin Year ago +9

    Due to travel restrictions, Americans had to invade their own country this year.

  • Jake So
    Jake So Year ago +897

    If only they would channel their energy to Area 51 we might all know the truth then.