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'Backed into a corner:' Locals react to unrest at U.S. Capitol

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'Backed into a corner:' Locals react to unrest at U.S. Capitol

About two months ago, 18-year-old Logan Reed voted in his first presidential election.

He waited outside of the Campbell County Courthouse for almost two hours to cast his first ballot in a line that poured out of the building and onto the sidewalk.

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Capitol breaching reaction

Pat's Drive Thru Liquor patrons watch news coverage of the U.S. Capitol being breached by a pro-Trump crowd during the certification of election results earlier in the day Wednesday.

Capitol breaching reaction

Pat's Drive Thru Liquor manager Katrina Bears watches Fox News coverage of the U.S. Capitol being breached by a pro-Trump mob during the certification of election results earlier in the day Wednesday.

Doug Camblin

When it comes to recent social unrest and demonstrations around the country, Doug Camblin says he sees the acts as advocating for anarchy.

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Ka12

Logan Reed thank you for voting. Please don't feel disheartened by what has happened since the election. Democracy is not perfect it is messy at times. But you are correct that your vote is the way you make changes. It might not always go the way you want but it is better then the alternative.

jill

Interesting, GNR, that you're implying the "storming of the Capitol" is somehow a "new" thing...do you remember what happened during the Kavanaugh hearings? Ever heard of the Black Panthers? Spare us your sanctimony, thankfully we are finally waking up to the repeated lies and manipulation. I do not support the mob violence on either side. That said, the election was clearly suspicious and the fact that the concerns were consistently pushed aside by the courts certainly doesn't alleviate the really issues people have about fraud...guess we'll see what happens. I will not follow this new administration and I doubt I'm the only one....

Ka12

Interesting jill, no reports of damage or death during the protests at Kavanaugh hearing. The only reference I could find of the Black Panthers "storming the capitol" was in 1967 at the California state capitol. The state police disarmed them and marched them out. No violence, no death, no destruction of property.

There was no fraud in this election. You certainly don't need to accept Biden as the president but he will be the president on January 20.

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