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I haven’t seen this widely reported but did you know that in general, American citizens have the right to enter the US Capitol anytime the House or Senate is in session to observe? Even on Jan. 6, 2021. Especially on Jan. 6, 2021.
In an emergency or crisis, police certainly have the right to impose restrictions. But in instances when the restrictions aren’t clear, or the police aren’t stopping people from entering, it wouldn’t seem to constitute trespassing, which is the only thing most people were really charged with.