Amid growing calls to break up the social media giant Facebook, Ros Atkins looks at its power - and the real-world consequences in Myanmar, the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, and the company’s decision to block news in Australia.
Trump supporters aim to ‘blow up’ Capitol building in stark warning from police chief
Capitol building was huge news, but not Justice Department building.
Acting chief of the Capitol Police said that Trump supporters who launched last month's deadly attack on the US Capitol, want to launch another assault and could target the building during an address by President Joe Biden
Acting Chief of the Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman said that Trump supporters who launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last month have indicated they want to ‘blow up’ the building and kill members of Congress
Call me old-fashioned, but when armed insurgents breach the Capitol building at the request of a president, I'd call it an attempted coup.
Here’s what people aren’t grasping about yesterday. People with guns stormed our Capitol building where our entire congress was gathered. Those people with guns could have potentially wiped out all of our elected officials. Hardly anyone tried to stop them. That’s a big deal.
Anyone breaching the Capitol Building should immediately stand down. We don't know who these people are. That will have to be determined. People came to protest peacefully. And that is their constitutional right. But we condemn and must condemn anyone who acts lawlessly, period