On Jan 6, 2021, supporters of former President Trump stormed the US Capitol and initiated a myriad of violent and destructive acts inside the building, shocking the nation and leaving many to wonder about the potential of future violence. In the wake of this organized riot, Robert Pape, Keven Ruby and a team of CPOST researchers compiled and analyzed a dataset of all individuals arrested by the FBI and Washington DC police for offenses related to the storming of the Capitol and found several trends that point to a larger mass political movement that has violence at its core.
On April 6th CPOST released a major update to its Capitol Hill Insurrection analysis and wider movement based on three separate studies.
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