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The far-right rioters at the Capitol were not antifa – but violent groups often blame rivals for unpopular attacks

US Capitol protesters, egged on by Trump, are part of a long history of white supremacists hearing politicians’ words as encouragement

Shannon M. Smith, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University “President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress incited a violent attack Wednesday against the government they lead,” The New York Times’ editorial board wrote on Jan. 6, summing up much of the response to the incursion into the Capitol by rioting Trump supporters that day. At a rally that morning, Donald Trump had urged those supporters to march on the Capitol, saying he would “never concede” and that

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