Flags will be lowered in New York on the anniversary of the Capitol assault

New York Gov. Katie Hocul instructed to lower the state flags in honor of the defenders of the Capitol building a year ago. This was announced Thursday, January 6, by the state’s press office.

According to Hokul, flags on state buildings will be flown on January 6 “in honor of the brave Americans who defended the U.S. Capitol building during the 2021 mutiny attempt.”

It is noted that the flags will be flown at 2:11 p.m. – when the Capitol was first invaded – and raised at 8:06 p.m. – the time the U.S. Senate reconvened to confirm the outcome of the presidential election.

“The cowardly attacks during the rebellion last January 6 were more than an attack on the U.S. Capitol building – they were an attack on our democratic values. I thank the brave heroes who put their lives on the line to protect public safety on Jan. 6, and I urge us all to reflect on the values with which we built this country: democracy,” the press office quoted Hokul as saying.

Earlier on Jan. 1, the White House announced that U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will mark the anniversary of the Capitol Rebellion on Jan. 6. They will speak at one part of a series of events organized by Democrats on the anniversary of the protests.

On January 7, 2020, the U.S. Congress approved the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president of the United States. The procedure took place amid riots in Washington. On January 6, supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump held a rally, after which they stormed the Capitol building, which disrupted the approval of the results of the presidential election held in November. Five people, including a police officer, were the victims of the riot.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation later opened more than 160 criminal cases. The punishment for some of the charges related to the Capitol assault could be up to 20 years in prison.