After mob siege, Capitol police take heat for security response

Washington (AFP) – How a ragtag mob egged on by Donald Trump managed to overpower security and invade the US Congress triggered anger and disbelief in Washington on Thursday — and left the Capitol Police chief fighting calls to stand down. As dust settled on the extraordinary scenes of a besieged seat of power, voices were quickly raised to ask why the 2,300-strong US Capitol Police force so easily gave way to protesters, appearing not to try to arrest them. And the ease with which they breached security barriers to rampage through the Capitol — terrorizing lawmakers and briefly shutting dow…

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