Stories tagged: "January 6 Insurrection"


One year ago this week, hundreds of violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol, seeking to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Their effort failed, but not before they brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
6 Questions We Asked a Michigan Political Scientist on the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Insurrection

“This was the most serious assault on our democracy and our democratic institutions that we have witnessed maybe since the War of 1812," said Michael Traugott, a research professor at the University of Michigan.

Insurrectionists breached the Capitol building, brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
‘Do Not Call This a Riot, It Was an Insurrection’: Michiganders Look Back on the US Capitol Attack

One year ago, armed insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol building in an attack that left five dead. Here’s how four Michiganders experienced that day.