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How newspapers around the world covered the siege on the U.S. Capitol building

The world’s papers react in horror, shock, and sadness to the attempted insurrection on Capitol Hill by pro-Trump mobs.

How newspapers around the world covered the siege on the U.S. Capitol building
Newspaper front pages show yesterday’s storming by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. [Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images]
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Yesterday’s siege on the U.S. Capitol building by a group of pro-Trump insurrectionists will go down as one of the darkest days in American history and forever be a mark of shame for President Trump and those in the Republican Party and in the media who have enabled his actions and antics over the past four years.

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The images of the insurrection were broadcast to screens around the world as citizens of every country watched in horror and disbelief at the scenes unfolding in the hallowed halls where U.S. democracy has operated for over two centuries. Needless to say, the insurrection that took place yesterday will be dissected by the media for weeks to come. For now, however, here is how front pages around the world have chosen to cover the siege on the morning after.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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