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Jan 6 Anniversary: What is the scene at the Capitol now?

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Capitol Riots on Jan 6. 2021

On January 6, 2021, a crowd of President Donald Trump supporters invaded the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

They attempted to reverse his failure in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress convened to tally electoral votes, which would have formalized then-President-elect Joe Biden’s win. 

The crowd also had one man in their mind who they believed cost them the election and that was former Vice President, Mike Pence, who didn’t agree with Trump’s decisions.

Jan. 6 Anniversary: What is the scene at the Capitol now?

However Capitol Police Chief, Thomas Manger stated on Wednesday that his department is roughly 447 cops short of where it ought to be, with around 153 retiring or resigning since last year and another 175 or so who are out sick on any particular day due to COVID or other ailments.

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Smaller platoons would be deployed this time, according to TMZ. Whereas police officers sent to these areas will be substantially smaller on the day of the anniversary.

Because of limited resources, these groups will be carefully stationed, with cops patrolling the streets, the Capitol, and other extremely sensitive sites.

Hopefully, this exercise would be extremely peaceful.

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