Terror Through a Lens

By: Amarah Din

Warning: These photographs contain unsettling and offensive images and symbols. None of the images included were produced by Cary High’s The Page, and their respective owners are credited.

After President Donald Trump’s rally, a large group of his supporters took to the Capitol Building in protest of the Electoral College vote certification. Instead of keeping to the boundaries allowed, many breached the building itself and stormed inside. These photographs depict a historical moment in the nation’s history. 

Jason Andrews (The New York Times)

Trump supporters climbing the wall surrounding the Capitol Building, waving flags with fists in the air.

Julio Cortez (Associated Press)

Protestors fighting against police officers and their gates.

Erin Schaff (The New York Times)

Terrorists enter the Capitol Building in militia gear, maskless.

Mike Theiler (Reuters)

Man carrying the Confederate flag in the Capitol Building: the first time it has ever appeared in its halls.

Saul Loeb (Agence France-Presse)

Insurrectionists donned in Trump apparel walk the halls. Man in viking headpiece holds American flag and megaphone; he is reported to be a Q-Anon member and Black Lives Matter counterprotestor. 

Win McNamee (Getty Images)

Florida man stealing the House Speaker podium with a smile and a wave.

(ITV News)

Insurrectionists showing off a broken piece of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sign. Man in background wears an anti-Semitic hoodie with the words “Camp Auschwitz” printed.

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

J. Scott Applewhite (Associated Press)

Terrorists breaking the window into the Senate chamber and peering inside with guns drawn at them.

Andrew Harnik (Associated Press)

Congress Members lying down on the ground with gas masks preparing for tear gas or bullets.

Win McNamee (Getty Images)

Man in riot gear hangs from the balcony of the chamber.

Igor Bobic (Huffington Post)

Insurrectionist raises fist at the seat of the Senate President yelling, “Trump won that election!”

Saul Loeb (Agence France-Presse)

Man sits in House Speaker Pelosi’s office chair with his feet on the desk.

The photographs are only a small part of the bigger picture. The acts of terrorism that took place on January 6th, 2021 will go down in history as a dark and shameful day: a day where violence was incited by the American President himself.

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