In the aftermath of the chaos unfolding in one of the world’s greatest economies, #CivilWar2021 started trending on microblogging website Twitter with netizens flooding the platform with memes about Donald Trump supporters storming inside US Capitol on January 6 (local time). From calling it ‘fall of America’ by using a scene from the movie ‘Mean Girls’ to including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin in the jokes, the internet users were seen both distressed and in splits with the turn of events in the United States. Here are some of the #civilwar2021 memes with many netizens cautioning the world as it is ‘only the first week’ of this year followed by a challenging 2020:
the US capitol is fueling the meme economy for the rest of 2021 pic.twitter.com/kCp6oaOhrU— popeyes chicken (@blinkthirteen) January 6, 2021
Kim Kanye divorce, Attack on US Capitol building, Area 51 trending again?— LilPillMemes (@memes_pill) January 7, 2021
2021 in action: pic.twitter.com/tYbjMN4axN
The US Capitol Police’s defense: pic.twitter.com/hTdFz6angL— NFL MEMES (@memesofnfl) January 6, 2021
Congress has confirmed Electoral College vote and President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 election victory hours after Trump supporters violently stormed the US Capitol. Kamala Harris is certified to become the next US vice president. The final counting of Vermont's three electoral votes put Biden and Harris over the 270-vote threshold that is required to affirm the presidency. The certification came after US Capitol rocked with violence leading to the death of at least four people.
What should have been just the next step in the democratic process of US elections in the country turned out to a ‘dark day for America’ with thousands of Trump supporters swarming inside the US Capitol. Both House and Senate had convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Even though the federal building has now been secured, at least four people have died, 52 have been arrested and over a dozen police officers have been injured.
The entire world watched when Trump supporters broke inside one of the most iconic American buildings engulfing the city in chaos. As per reports, it was shortly after 1 PM ET on January 6 that pro-Trump protesters pushed through the barriers set up along the building and some even called the officers “traitors” for doing their job. As per law enforcement officers’ account, nearly 90 minutes afterwards, the demonstrators got into the building. Following which house and Senate doors were blocked.
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