‘Anarchy in the USA’: what the papers say about the storming of the US Capitol

Front pages around the world cover the violence in Washington DC through the lens of an assault on democracy

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The extraordinary and violent scenes that consumed the US Capitol building on Wednesday have dominated news coverage across the world.

The Guardian carries a scene from the Capitol’s rotunda, filled with a pro-Trump mob waving the flag of their leader: “Chaos as pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol”. Prominence is given to a quote from the US president-elect, Joe Biden, who said: “Our democracy’s under assault, unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times.”

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