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University leaders condemn mob’s invasion of US Capitol

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‘Assault’ on Congress caused by Trump’s rhetoric, leaders say, with hope Biden brings change

University leaders in the United States have strongly condemned the storming of the Capitol Building—home of the US Congress—by a mob brandishing banners supporting the outgoing US president Donald Trump, and said Trump is responsible for the mob’s actions.

As the Senate met on 6 January to formally recognise Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, hundreds of protesters carrying Trump banners and chanting pro-Trump rhetoric stormed the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC (pictured). Some then broke into the building, forcing the Senate to halt its proceedings.

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