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Topic Reading-Vol.3197-1/11/2021

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2021/01/11 Topic Reading-Vol.3197-1/11/2021

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Rioters breached US Capitol security on Wednesday. This was the police response when it was Black protesters on DC streets last year

Located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington DC, the US Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. On Wednesday, January 6, it was raided by a mob of rioters of Trump supporters who tried to interrupt the joint session of Congress certifying the election of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. When they stormed into the building, Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress, and staff were rushed out in an emergency evacuation. Some rioters took the Senate Chamber and looted staff offices.

How could that happen? When people gathered for Black Lives Matter protests at the same place last June, they were met by heavily armed national guard troops and police and hit by tear gas and rubber bullets. But that wasn’t the case this time. Why? Does the color of people make such a different treatment by the government of the United States of America?

America still remains as a nation of the united states but may not be united by the peoples.

Read the article and look at the photos and videos to find how differently people were treated between these two incidents in the very core of the capital the free, democratic country.

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