Trump Arrest And Fallen Protest: Decoding Capitol Riots And Now

Former President Donald Trump called on his backers to “protest” and “take our nation back” in an all-caps Truth Social post posted on 18th March in which he predicted his own arrest. Despite a lack of evidence, he has been charged in an ongoing case before the jury. Citing “illegal leaks,” Trump wrote that he “will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.” Trump’s extreme rhetoric was reminiscent of his infamous December 2020 tweet asking followers to converge on the Capitol on January 6 to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. “Be there, it will be wild!” Trump tweeted at the time. Donald Trump’s calls for supporters to protest his possible indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg led officials to tighten security in New York and Washington and raised fears of potential violence. But Trump’s exhortations were primarily met with reluctance from prominent supporters and the far-right online acolytes who responded to his rallying cry on January 6, 2021. A demonstration on Monday organized by the New York Young Republican Club outside the Manhattan court where Trump would be prosecuted if indicted drew barely 50 people.

On January 6, 2021, a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The riot, which occurred during the counting of Electoral College votes in the presidential election, resulted in the deaths of five people, dozens of injuries, and extensive damage to the Capitol building.
The events leading up to the riot began in November 2020, when Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden. Trump refused to concede the election, making baseless voter fraud and election rigging claims. He encouraged his supporters to gather in Washington D.C. on January 6, the day Congress was set to certify the election results.
Thousands of Trump supporters gathered on the National Mall on January 6, and Trump spoke to the crowd, urging them to march to the Capitol building and “fight like hell” to overturn the election results. The group then marched to the Capitol, where they breached security barriers and clashed with police officers.

The rioters aimed to prevent Congress from certifying the election results, which would have made Joe Biden’s victory official. However, after several hours of chaos and violence, Congress was able to reconvene and certify the results. Joe Biden was officially declared the winner of the presidential election.
Political leaders on both sides of the aisle and international leaders widely condemned the Capitol riot. Trump was impeached for his role in inciting the riot, making him the first president in United States history to be impeached twice. The Senate later acquitted him.
The aftermath of the Capitol riot has been significant. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have launched investigations and made arrests, and several rioters have been charged with crimes such as assault, destruction of property, and conspiracy. The riot has also sparked a larger conversation about the role of social media and misinformation in inciting political violence.
The Capitol riot was a shocking and unprecedented event in American history. It underscored the deep political divisions and polarization in the United States and raised serious questions about the stability and security of American democracy. The events of January 6, 2021, will be studied and remembered for years to come as pivotal moments in American politics.

A burning question is who was behind it. As per many, it was primarily carried out by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who believed the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and stolen from Trump. Many rioters were white nationalists, conspiracy theorists, and members of far-right extremist groups, such as the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and Three Percenters. However, it is essential to note that not all of the participants in the riot were affiliated with these groups, and some were simply Trump supporters who were caught up in the events of the day. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are still investigating the attack and bringing charges against those involved.
Multiple investigations and analyses by law enforcement agencies, journalists, and independent researchers have found that the rioters were motivated by a variety of factors, including false claims of election fraud, anger over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, and a desire to disrupt the certification of the electoral college vote.

Proud Boys

While some individuals identified as left-wing or anti-fascist who attended the Capitol riots, there is no evidence to suggest that these groups played a significant role in planning or executing the attack. Many left-wing and anti-fascist groups actively condemned the violence and called for those responsible for being held accountable.


However, according to one conspiracy, many of the former president’s steadfast supporters believe that the Capitol riot on January 6 2021, was instigated not by Trump fans and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers but instead by federal agents or left-wing “Antifa” – anti-fascist activists who hoped to discredit Mr Trump. When Trump now calls for protests, many of the narratives in right-wing circles online have centred on warnings that the federal government is trying to stoke violent protests by Trump supporters so they can arrest them.

None of the prominent Trump supporters who played critical roles in organizing rallies and protests in the past stepped up, with many publicly declaring they were staying out of it. “I’m retired,” Ali Alexander, a right-wing activist and key organizer of the 2020 “Stop the Steal” rallies that led to January 6, wrote in a post on the Telegram messaging app. Alexander said he had spoken to Alex Jones, a prominent conspiracy theorist involved in the January 6 rallies. “He’s not protesting either. We’ve both got enough going on fighting the government,” he wrote. “No billionaire is covering our bills.”


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