Today’s invasion of the US Congress building by protesters is the first invasion of the Capitol since the British attacked it in 1814, a CNN correspondent reported, citing a specialist in the Capitol history.
“Today, the Capitol was invaded for the first time since 1814, when the British attacked it and set it on fire during the War of 1812, according to the director of scientific work of the Capitol Historical Society. What a shame,” Kathleen Collins wrote.
The attack of British troops on Washington – an episode of the Anglo-American War of 1812-1815. As a result of this event, many government buildings were burned, including the White House and the Capitol.