How a military coup in the United States could be in the making

It was a scene reminiscent of a national parliament from a banana republic. On Wednesday — the 6th of January — after being told by Donald Trump that the “election was stolen”, a large group of Trump supporters marched on to the Capitol Hill, and stormed the chambers of the United States’ first branch of government — in order to “stop the steal”.

The thousands of rioters, who barged in the Capitol building, urinated on the marble steps, vandalised the Senatorial offices and quite literally took the House Speaker’s stand. The lawmakers trapped inside had to barricade themselves or be…

Akshat Khandelwal

I am a writer and entrepreneur. Deeply interested in history and philosophy, I also run a nutrition business on the side. Twitter: akshat_khan

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