The capital of the United States had a busy day on Wednesday January 6. The Capitol was overrun by pro-Trump protesters. The latter wanted to express their discontent and contested the election of Joe Biden at the head of the country in a violent manner. “There have been offices ransacked. These are still federal crimes in a place that is the most sacred of American democracy.”, describes Loïc de La Mornais, the correspondent of France Télévisions, in duplex from the Capitol.
Protesters first gathered for a speech in which Donald Trump, the outgoing president, once again claimed that the November 3 presidential election result was fraudulent. “We have seen that on the strength and the words of one man, Donald Trump, there can be this surge of violence, because he has troops who are extremely loyal to him, who are ready to go all the way to him”, analyzes the journalist.