2020 ELECTION/ELECTORAL COLLEGE/PROTESTS: “Thousands of supporters of President Trump amassed in Washington, D.C., to reject the results of the Nov. 3 election, cheering as Trump himself addressed the crowd and urged them to protest what he falsely claims was a rigged election before marching to the Capitol and pushing past security barriers there. The House and Senate abruptly took a recess as the United States Capitol police locked down the building, not allowing people to come in or out.

The protests are timed to coincide with Congress’ certification of the Electoral College votes and aim to pressure Republican lawmakers into supporting Trump’s effort to overturn Biden’s electoral victory.”

-Marisa Peñaloza, “Trump Supporters Storm Capitol, Clash With Police,” npr.org, Jan. 6, 2021