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How A Violent Mob Breached The Capitol

Analysis of dozens of videos taken at the storming of the U.S. Capitol building shows how the mob gained access and how far they made it inside.
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jan 07, 2021

January 6 represented a massive failure to protect the United States Capitol, as throngs of Trump supporters streamed into the building after they forced Capitol Police to retreat. This video tracks the movements of extremists through the Capitol and shows how they were able to access restricted parts of the building after breaking windows and busting through entryways. 

Our partners at Bellingcat published a report analyzing the movements and ideology of Ashli Babbit, who was shot and eventually died after trying to enter the Capitol's Speaker's Lobby.