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Capitol attack: the five people who died

By Kenya Evelyn, The Guardian

Family members and law enforcement have confirmed more details on the now five people who died in an attempted insurrection against the United States on Wednesday, including a Capitol police officer who died from his injuries.

The remaining four were among the supporters of Donald Trump who stormed the US Capitol, attempting to halt counts of electoral college ballots that would formally seal Joe Biden’s victory over the incumbent president.

“Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple,” Biden said in response to Thursday’s attack.

Details on the five people killed are below.

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  1. “an attempted insurrection against the United States”

    Did this author ever refer to the riots in Portland (150 days, approx) as being “an attempted insurrection against the United States”?

    Is it unfair for me to hold people to such standards of consistency?

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