In this week’s edition of the Observador Newsletter – Até à Casa Branca, journalist João de Almeida Dias analyzes the unprecedented situation that has been experienced in Washington, with the protests that have turned violent and ended the invasion of the Capitol.

The United States Congress building is one of the symbols of American democracy and last week joined for a purely formal act, the certification of presidential election winner Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

However, allegations of fraud by Donald Trump and his supporters, and the country’s climate of political crispness, have made this moment usually unmediatised, at a historic moment, by the negative.

In this newsletter, the Observador analyzes the invasion of the Capitol, which resulted in the deaths of five people from a historical perspective, recalling other moments in American history similar.

Read the Observer journalist’s analysis here,along with an interview with Luso-descendant comedian Derrick DeMelo.

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