Donald Trump’s supporters storm Washington: Everything we know about the US Capitol riots 

A mob of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a bid to overthrow November’s presidential election result.

Dozens of protesters broke into the building and roamed the corridors as tens of thousands gathered outside in support of the president’s false claims of election fraud.

Five people died, including one law enforcement officer, and over 200 people have been charged by federal prosecutors so far. Investigations into 400 others are ongoing. 

“The scope and scale of this investigation in these cases are really unprecedented, not only in FBI history but probably Department of Justice history,” said acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin in January. 

Here’s everything else we know:

Donald Trump Impeached

The House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump following the riot, making him the first president in US history to be impeached twice.

Democrats argue Mr Trump’s address to a rally of a supporters incited the attack. The formal trial begins today, and senators have already been sworn in for the proceedings. 

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