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One year on, Trump backers recall ‘incredible’ Capitol siege

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Washington (AFP) – One year ago to the day, they descended upon Washington in the thousands, gathering to protest the result of a presidential election they claim was rigged. The US Capitol came under attack, leaving the country wounded. As President Joe Biden delivered a speech assailing Donald Trump for the mayhem, people who participated in the events of January 6, 2021 gave AFP their accounts of a day that shocked the world. Republican recalls ‘euphoria'”January 6 was incredible,” says Samson Racioppi, a 40-year-old Republican Party stalwart who rented several buses to drive people to Wash…

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