United States Capitol

The endurance of democracy

Over the past four years, American democracy has experienced dramatic moments during which its very existence seemed to be at stake.

Wednesday's passing of the baton with the inauguration of US President Joe Biden served as a confirmation that America's institutions are too deeply rooted to die.

Smoke rising behind Capitol building - Biden inauguration rehearsal interrupted VIDEO

The evacuation of those who participate in the inauguration rehearsal of Joseph Biden is in progress. The chief of the fire service said that the incident, which happened at 10.14 am local time, was related to a small fire, which was extinguished, CNN reports.
As he explained, it was a minimal incident that cannot be considered an incident.

Kathimerini interview: Greek American members of Congress on raid on the US Capitol

Three members of the US Congress of Greek descent, who were at the US Capitol in one of the historic building's darkest moments, Democrats John Sarbanes and Dina Titus., and Republican Nicole Malliotakis, talk to Kathimerini about their ordeal, the political implications, and the day after.

Union chief tells Kathimerini never thought Capitol breach could occur

Speaking to Kathimerini after the halls of US Congress in Washington were stormed last Wednesday by a mob in the wake of a rally by US President Donald Trump, the US Capitol Police Officers' Union chairman, Gus Papathanasiou, said he "never thought the Capitol would be breached."