Looting and destruction did not stop democracy this week.
Fuelled by anger and disinformation, an armed mob swarmed the Capitol building and left so much destruction in its wake.
Four people are dead after a majority white crowd of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, carrying signs emblazoned with QAnon talking points and white hot fury. Law enforcement, including the FBI, are now looking for the people responsible for this destruction. Looting and vandalism did not stop democracy, but it did do significant damage to one of America's most important buildings.
Blood was smeared on this bust of U.S. President Zachary Taylor. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Rioters damaged electronics and other property during the siege. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Garbage was left behind by the mob in the entrance to the western promenade. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
A face mask abandoned on the floor serves as a reminder that all this took place during a pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Dust created by pepper spray, tear gas and fire extinguishers covers a work area. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)