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The inadequate security approach and law enforcement response Wednesday to the pro-Trump mob that attacked the US Capitol spurred instant comparisons to the heavily armed presence that Black Lives Matter protesters met in the nation’s capital earlier this year. Below are photos that compare and contrast the incidents.

Members of D.C. National Guard stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial monitoring demonstrators during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd on June 2.
Members of D.C. National Guard stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial monitoring demonstrators during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd on June 2.Win McNamee/Getty Images
Large crowds of pro-Trump supporters made their way to a rally on the Ellipse, between the White House and Washington Monument on Wednesday.
Large crowds of pro-Trump supporters made their way to a rally on the Ellipse, between the White House and Washington Monument on Wednesday.Samuel Corum/Getty Images
Police officers wearing riot gear pushed back demonstrators shooting tear gas next to St. John's Episcopal Church outside of the White House on June 1.
Police officers wearing riot gear pushed back demonstrators shooting tear gas next to St. John's Episcopal Church outside of the White House on June 1.JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images
Supporters of President Donald Trump entered the Capitol's Rotunda on Wednesday.
Supporters of President Donald Trump entered the Capitol's Rotunda on Wednesday.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images
Police cleared the area around Lafayette Park and the White House in Washington, as demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd on June 1.
Police cleared the area around Lafayette Park and the White House in Washington, as demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd on June 1.Alex Brandon/Associated Press/file
Pro-Trump protestors climbed the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.
Pro-Trump protestors climbed the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.Jason Andrew/New York Times
Members of D.C. National Guard stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as demonstrators participate in a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd on June 2.
Members of D.C. National Guard stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as demonstrators participate in a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd on June 2.Win McNamee/Getty Images