The storming of the Capitol in Washington is a wake-up call for states around the world, writes the mayor of London

The events at the Capitol building in Washington were shocking, but sadly not that surprising. Yes, President Donald Trump incited a fascist mob to try to violently overthrow the legitimate outcome of a democratic election – but this was the tragic yet inevitable consequence of the far-right movement the president has built and fostered over the last five years.

Many around the world have long warned that it could end this way, or worse. Trump followed the playbook of the fascist dictators and strongmen that came to power in the 1930s and 40s.

Trump followed the playbook of the fascist dictators and strongmen that came to power in the 1930s and 40s

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/joebiden

The storming of the Capitol in Washington is a wake-up call for states around the world, writes the mayor of London

The events at the Capitol building in Washington were shocking, but sadly not that surprising. Yes, President Donald Trump incited a fascist mob to try to violently overthrow the legitimate outcome of a democratic election – but this was the tragic yet inevitable consequence of the far-right movement the president has built and fostered over the last five years.

Many around the world have long warned that it could end this way, or worse. Trump followed the playbook of the fascist dictators and strongmen that came to power in the 1930s and 40s.

Trump followed the playbook of the fascist dictators and strongmen that came to power in the 1930s and 40s

Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/joebiden

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