Thursday, February 25, 2021
Police warn of terrorist attack
Trump supporters “want to blow up the Capitol”
After the attempted coup on January 6, supporters of the elected US President Trump apparently continue to dream of attacking democracy. The head of the Capitol Police reports that a terrorist attack on Head of State Biden is planned.
Supporters of ex-US President Donald Trump are, according to police, openly toying with the idea of carrying out a serious attack on the Capitol in Washington with numerous dead. Members of the militia “have expressed their wish that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members of Congress as possible,” said the acting chief of police in charge of parliament, Yogananda Pittman.
The upcoming speech by Trump’s successor Joe Biden in front of both chambers of congress has been named as the time for the project. A specific date has not yet been set for this annual address, in which the President traditionally expresses himself on the state of the nation. It usually takes place in the first few months of the year.
In light of the findings, it is advisable to keep the increased security measures, said Pittman. It is true that the plan is to dismantle the fences erected after the attack on the Capitol and to allow the public access to the site again – but only when these threats can be ruled out.
The people who had expressed themselves accordingly were militia members who were already there when the Capitol was attacked on January 6th. At the time, Trump supporters had swarmed and forcibly entered the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Senators and MPs from officially confirming Biden’s victory in the presidential election. The attack was therefore often classified as an attempted coup.
Several people died in the unprecedented attack that caused horror around the world. More than 200 people have so far been charged with their roles in the riot, including some with links to far-right groups.