(Video: Joy Sharon Yi, Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post, Photo: John Minchillo/AP/The Washington Post)
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How the Capitol attack unfolded, from inside Trump's rally to the riot | Opinion

January 12, 2021 | 6:02 PM GMT
On the morning of Jan. 6, there were signs of the violence to come even before thousands of former president Donald Trump loyalists besieged the U.S. Capitol. The Post's Kate Woodsome chronicles the tension as it built from the Ellipse to Capitol Hill, where mobs tried to stop the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.