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“We will not take it anymore”. These were the words that started it all.

Speaking to a rally in Washington DC, Donald Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy, telling them he would "never give up" and "never concede".

Less than two hours later they were violently storming the Capitol building, forcing politicians to flee and igniting a day of violence and upheaval commentators have compared to the Civil War.