Guns out, windows smashed: Trump crowd turns Congress into battlefield

Washington (AFP) – Tense officers pointing guns, lawmakers with gas masks, camouflaged protesters smashing windows — this was the day that President Donald Trump’s bid to overturn the US election went “wild.” Inside the great domed US Capitol building, images emerged of a scene resembling something from a coup d’etat or terrorist attack. A mob, waving Trump’s blue flags and wearing his red campaign hats, stormed through, making it right into the debating chamber. And the rioters quickly accomplished their main goal: halting the ceremony that had just got underway to certify Democrat Joe Biden…

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