1/9/21 – NCRI ASSESSMENT OF THE CAPITOL RIOTS: Violent Actors and Ideologies Behind the Events of January 6, 2021

On January 6th, President Trump’s “Save America” rally was attended by a majority of peaceful protestors. However, a sizable crowd left the speech delivered by the President and overwhelmed law enforcement officials in order to break into the U.S. Capitol building during the certification of the electoral vote. These events saw law enforcement evacuate lawmakers, Capitol offices burglarized and left 5 dead and many wounded. The cause(s) of these events are several-fold according to NCRI’s analytical assessment.