Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday stormed a session of Congress held to certify Joe Biden’s win, as a desperate last-minute bid by the president to overturn his election loss sparked chaos and accusations of a “coup” attempt. Hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump challenging his defeat, his flag-waving backers broke down barricades outside the Capitol and swarmed inside, with the special session going into an emergency recess as protesters entered the chambers. The chaos at the Capitol, which was put under lockdown, came one day after Biden enjoyed a new triumph a…

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