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Washington Capitol: Concave and Convex.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 8 enero, 2021

The assault on the Washington capitol last Wednesday or assault on «American democracy» is an indelible stain on the superpower and paradigm of universal «freedom». The confrontation was spurred by President Donald Trump, the White House tenant clinging to presidential chair.

What did this man want with the action: to give a coup in the own country that has supported the most operations of this type in the world or it projected something more sinister. Whether it was one or the other, the shot came out backfired and not only did Trump get muddy, but he also carried I get the whole nation.

This political whirlwind reminded me of another fact, that although with a different nuance due to its content, it had a «modus operandi» similar: assault on the Washington capitol.

On March 1st, 1954 Puerto Rican nationalists Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irvin Flores and Andrés Figueroa entered with guns to the capitol room of the House of Representatives of United States in Washington DC and began shooting. 30 shots they shot and five congressmen were wounded. They were arrested and passed 25 years in prison.

The purpose of his daring act was to draw the world’s attention to the colonial situation of Puerto Rico and the repression of the state government United against the independence movement of the Caribbean nation. This was the last time someone entered Congress armed.

On this occasion the throng of Trump supporters stormed sharply on the capitol with aggressive instinct for intimidation and violence, with the firm intention of snatching the triumph from Biden, in this case there were four dead and several wounded. But Unlike 1954, when Lolita Lebrón and her friends stormed the Congress, now there was no incarceration, much less long prison.

It is not necessary to apply a lot of intelligence or scientific actions to draw conclusions as to why what happened in both moments. By I leave my part to you.







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