Capitol riots

Anti-Trump Billy Ray to Direct Showtime Series on Capitol Hill Riots

Showtime is developing a limited series that will dramatize the Capitol Hill riots of January 6 as well as the final days of the Trump administration, the premium cable network has announced. Billy Ray, who helmed Showtime’s “The Comey Rule,” is set to write and direct the series.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Writer Billy Ray accepts the "Outstanding Adapted Screenplay" award for "Captain Phillips" on stage at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on February 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WGAw)

China Compares Hong Kong Protesters to January 6 Rioters

China’s state-run Global Times on Monday defended the prosecution of 47 pro-democracy activists and politicians in Hong Kong against a rising tide of global criticism, insisting the Hong Kong defendants are no different than the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, so China is equally justified in cracking down on them.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Lester Shum (centre L), Kwok Ka-ki (C-behind), Kalvin Ho (C front) and Sam Cheung (centre R) are escorted into a van as they leave the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, the day after appearing at the West Kowloon Court on the charge of conspiracy to commit …

Jay-Z Rips ‘Crackers’ Who Stormed the Capitol in Political Song

Rap mogul Jay-Z, who’s for years joined efforts to bail out protesters after violence broke out in cities like Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, has now used a racial slur to describe the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, calling them “crackers” in the new politically themed song “What It Feels Like.” The song also features vocals by the slain Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle.

GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 28: Jay-Z performs on the Pyramid stage during day two of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2008 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)