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Racism’s Prominent Role in January 6 US Capitol Attack

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A protester stands with a Confederate flag after storming the Capitol during a Joint Session of Congress in which members were to certify the 2020 Presidential election on January 6, 2021. © 2021 Chris Kleponis/Sipa via AP Images There is power in truth, and the truth about the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol is this: racism and a fear of growing diversity in the United States was at the heart of the violence. While then-President Donald Trump encouraged demonstrators to retake the nation under the guise of halting certification of the 2020 election results,…


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