Newspapers Dramatically React To Capitol Siege

Yesterday, President Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as Congress counted electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

At least four people are dead.

After a rally held by the President, the mob breached the Capitol, entered the House floor and destroyed property. Lawmakers went into hiding, and staff and press sheltered in place.

The events of yesterday captured the front pages of most newspapers across the country. Many headlines called the group a “mob.” Others referred to the events as a “siege,” an “invasion” or “insurrection.” Most blamed the President.

Here’s a round-up of some of the top newspapers’ front page headlines this morning:

The Washington Post: “Trump mob storms Capitol; President incites crowd to acts of insurrection, violence”



The Washington Times: “Assault on Democracy; Violent demonstrators storm Capitol, bring Congress to standstill”

The New York Times: “Trump Incites Mob; Rampage in Capitol forces evacuations”

The Wall Street Journal: “Mob Storms Capitol”

USA Today: “Pro-Trump Mobs Storm US Capitol”

Los Angeles Times: “Trump-Incited Mob Storms U.S. Capitol"

Politico: “Democracy Under Siege; Trump rioters storm the Capitol, halting election certification”

New York Post: “Capitol Invasion; Guns drawn to protect House from mob of Trump supporters”

The New York Daily News:

Boston Globe: “Trump-Incited Mob Attacks The Capitol”

Chicago Tribune: “‘Insurrection’ at Capitol; 1 dead amid chaos incited by Trump”

Houston Chronicle: “Capitol Chaos; Incited by Trump to ‘never concede,’ mob lays siege”

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