What history tells us about Trump’s attempted coup

Credit: Lluís Ribes Mateu

It will forever be immortalised as a moment to remember. On 6 January 2021, crowds of fans supporting Donald Trump smashed their way past the thin veil of security into the Capitol Building in an attempted coup to overthrow a democratic election.

We should not be in any doubt. This was not unexpected, unsupported, or even a protest that got out of hand. What happened yesterday…