2021-01-13 Some similarities between the Capitol riots and wars in ex-Yugoslavia
1. “Strong leaders”, nationalist identity politics, populist politicians and undemocratic agendas
2. Military coup-style actions and violent takeovers of public institutions and buildings
3. People driven by beliefs in conspiracy theories, politics of fear, irrationality and nationalist mythology.
4. Militia groups, paramilitary units, armed individuals often with criminal records, tribalistic behaviours
5. Disdain for democracy, human rights and constitutionalism