Keywords Now What happened on January 6, 2021?

Edited by Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler

What should we call what happened in and around the Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6? A coup or an attempted coup? An insurrection? A white supremacist riot? Vigilante antidemocratic paramilitary violence? Did those who tried to overturn the election results commit acts of sedition? Treason?


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