January 10 After the riots on the 6th local time, there was a mess inside and outside the U.S. Congress, and slogans and garbage left over from the conflict could be seen everywhere.
According to foreign media reports, the National Museum of American History, a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution, plans to collect these relics to record “the changes made by Americans” and “the fragility of American democracy”.
According to the Daily Mail on the 9th, the day after the riots, the museum staff arrived at the scene, and one of the curators even began to “search for garbage”.
The museum’s pavilion, Ansiah Hartig, issued a statement saying that it was collecting all kinds of items left behind after the riots in Congress.
It also called on people in a position to take pictures of the relevant items and send them to the museum with introductions.
“This election season shows us the pain and possibilities in the process of reflecting on the past and shaping the future.”
In a statement, Hartig said that false accusations and conspiracy theories of election fraud contributed to the congressional riot.
According to the report, Smithsonian Secretary-General Lonnie Bunch made a similar comment: “This demonstration shows us the fragility of American democracy, so what we do and the stories we tell are crucial.”