Passengers sing nationwide anthem, chant ‘USA’ on flight from San Francisco to Washington, DC
SAN FRANCISCO – Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Washington, DC were captured on video Tuesday of “USA” and the national anthem sang on board the aircraft.
It happened before the chaotic scene in Washington, DC on Wednesday in which rioters and supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building as Congress was about to approve the election of President-elect Joe Biden.
Biden will take office later this month.
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In the video, passengers can also be heard saying Trump’s name.
“I told the girl next to me to get everyone to sing a song and we were nervous about doing it, but we could feel the energy and excitement building up when we landed,” Lisa said Lamping, who recorded the video, to Storyful. “So we both just started singing. Her name was Natalie from Boise Idaho.”
VIDEO: Passengers from San Francisco to DC sing national anthem and sing ‘USA’
As of Wednesday evening, the US Capitol will be considered “safe” after the nearly four-hour siege by violent pro-Trump supporters and rioters.
One person was shot dead in hand-to-hand combat, a police officer told ABC News.
The outbreak of chaos came as Congress counted the results of the electoral college to approve Joe Biden as the next President of the United States
An aide cast the vote when the legislature was evacuated as rioters stormed the Capitol building.
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