On Jan. 6, 2021, the routine effort from the U.S. Congress to certify the 2020 presidential election turned into an afternoon filled with chaos, death and what incoming President Joe Biden called borderline sedition.
Pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in reaction to the election results. Four people died and several others, including police officers, were injured during the melee.
Police made at least 60 arrests during the insurrection in the nation’s capital. However, the law enforcement response to the pro-Trump mob was quite different compared to the police response seen from Black Lives Matter protests.