An insurrection took place at the US Capitol Wednesday, in a scene that most Americans are more used to seeing take place in other countries.
Trump whipped a crowd into a frenzy and sent them to storm the building where the US Congress met for a once Pro-forma tabulation of votes. The one-term president then withdrew to the White House while thousands of his minions scaled capitol walls, smashed doors, and overpowered police.
The nation tried to piece together the story on tiny screens as Twitter and other social media feeds spat out images from the chaos. We have some of the most stunning videos (don’t miss the one captioned ‘Holy shit’).
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— Mark Little (@marklittlenews) January 6, 2021
Twitter itself struggled to keep its platform stable and to “significantly restrict” misleading election claims and other comments that could further incite violence. This disclaimer started showing up: “These labeled Tweets will not be able to be replied to, Retweeted, or liked.”