The U.S. Capitol Riot Effects Linger On

Angel Jordan

As citizens of the United States of America turn over a new lead in the White House, the decision of choosing Joe Biden as the next President erupted in Washington, D.C. on January 6th.  

It is now September and the lives of Americans will never be the same.  

Image of Officers at the Capitol Riot on January 6th by Collin Lloyd 

“Living in Washington, D.C., the riot on the Capitol is one of the most absurd gestures made by our country and its people. It wasn’t DC natives taking place in the Capitol riot but individuals from all over the country,” said Sherron Patterson, DC Native. 

Several American Citizens used their power to force themselves into the Capitol. As a result, the National Guard assisted to remove citizens from the Capitol Building at once. Citizens who engaged in the violent activities at the Capitol wore “Make America Great Again” Apparel, Mask and held Trump flags to get their message across about the previous election between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump.  

“I knew there was a protest going on In Washington, D.C. in response to the previous election; however, I didn’t think the Capitol would’ve been broken into and people would die from what they called “protesting” and “using their voices,” said Corneilius Jordan, DC Native. 

Image of Protestors holding signs and flags on January 6th riot by Collin Lloyd 

Because violent acts of the American citizens present at the Capitol, five people were pronounced dead. These five people are as follows: Brian Sicknick, Ashli Babbit, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Benjamin Phillips. Brian Sicknick was one of the officers, who was on line to protect his country and after the Capitol Riot, he collapsed in his office. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  

[Read More About the Five Individuals Pronounced Dead at The Capitol Riot]  

Image of Poster “Bye Don” by Collin Lloyd 

“The impeachment of President Donald Trump was the right thing to do. What happened at the Capitol changes everything, especially if this is not the last time that it will happen,” Jeremiah Holmes, DC Native. 

In today’s society, there are still protest in regard to the Capitol riot arrest that were made on January 6th . Several citizens that disagree with the prosecution of Capitol riot protestors have gathered in Washington, D.C. to express their opinions about the arrest.  

Although the protest was nonviolent, there was heavy police presence because of the cause of the event which was January 6th event with the Impeachment of Donald Trump.  

The citizens of the United States of American, specifically, Washington, D.C. residents will never be the same because of the Capitol Rioters. 

[Read More about The Capitol Riot] 

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