Why the Capitol riots weren't a surprise

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Stars Insider

29/01/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Politics

On January 6, 2021, protestors overran police at the United States Capitol and took over the building. The protest turned riot was organized in objection to the work being done inside the building: the certification of Joe Biden's electoral college victory. The riots and invasion of the building resulted in five deaths.

This act of civil disobedience and insurrection shocked the world, but was it really a total surprise? Many people say all the warning signs were there and that the Capitol police failed in their duties. Let's take a look at the events that occurred in the lead-up to the riots that may have tipped us off. Click through the gallery to get started.

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