On January 6, 2021, the United States Capital was broken into by Trump supporters demanding that there were fraudulent votes on the day that Biden’s nomination was being approved. The attack is being referred to as an insurrection which is a violent uprising against an authority or government. Protestors forced themselves into private offices in the Capitol. They openly posted photographs and videos of themselves breaking windows, pushing past barricades and security officers and being disruptive.
Many citizens feel that there was much more security and force used when protestors from the black lives matter groups held peaceful protest. The National Guard were used as well as tear gas and pepper spray. The disparity on how each of these protest were handled highlights that white privilege exists.
This was certainly a low point for the United States and one that represents our country and its people in an embarrassing light.