After mob siege, Capitol police take heat for security response

"Если бы я спрашивал, чего хотят люди, они до сих пор ездили бы на повозках." Генри Форд ©

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. The debacle forced the resignations late Thursday of Capitol Police chief Steven Sund and the top security officials of the two chambers of Congress, the sergeants-at-arms. As dust settled on the extraordinary scenes of a besieged seat of power, voices were quickly raised to ask why the 2,300-strong Capitol Police force so easily gave way to protesters, appearing not to try to arrest them. And the ease with which they bre…

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