A lens on the US after violence on Capitol Hill

January 07, 2021

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A large crowd of people are shown forcing their way past armed security officers at the US Capitol building.

Trump supporters are shown breaking through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.

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Julio Cortez/AP

The US has presented itself as a beacon of democracy around the world. How have the events of this week impacted the US’ image? And, among those who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday were supporters of QAnon, a dangerous conspiracy theory that has grown internationally. Also, host Carol Hills speaks with Sri Lankan writer Indi Samarajiva who shares his experience living through the recent coup in his country and the violent events that followed.

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