Day of chaos as pro-Trump mob besieges US Capitol

Washington (AFP) – It should have been one of the most straightforward days of the US presidential transition, with Congress certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory — a procedure so routine it usually merits little if any news coverage. Instead the world watched in shock and horror on Wednesday as a mob of Donald Trump supporters, encouraged by the president, stormed the US Capitol in a bid to thwart lawmakers from their constitutional duty. Here’s how a day of unprecedented chaos unfolded in Washington. Trump speaksShortly after 11 am Trump took the stage at a rally at the Ellipse park, sout…

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