The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was perhaps the most widely documented act of political violence in history. The image given to the world of the occupation of the Capitol was a spontaneous and chaotic revolt after listening to President Trump's speech at the Ellipse, which is very far from reality.
The New York Times obtained, analyzed, and mapped out thousands of cellphone videos, police bodycam recordings, and internal police audio to provide a complete picture to date of what happened — and why. There were many simultaneous points of attack and the eight breaches of what appeared to be an impenetrable government institution. All perfect prepared by far-right paramilitary groups like "Oath Keepers" or "Proud Boys."