It is interesting to compare the MAGA capitol protest to BLM protests. It is claimed that Trump incited a riot, but that is untrue. Indeed, politicians on the left directly encouraged riots by BLM while Trump never encouraged any lawbreaking.
Threats from the left are explicitly calling for unrest, uprisings and confrontation
Trump’s threats seem to be for legal protest only.
Because I only use primary sources, it is ironic that Twitter and other social media have completely censored Trump. At this point, none of Trump’s Twitter quotes can be cited! That’s a side effect danger of erasing history.
How about the effects of the protests?
Damage to private businesses and residences from BLM riots between May 26 and June 8 alone had an estimated damage of $2 billion according to insurance claims.
BLM used destruction of monuments and vandalizing a tactic.
183 monuments were destroyed or vandalized by BLM from May 26 to July 22.
4 BLM rioters were killed by police, all of which had either pointed a gun at or fired on police.
Compared to MAGA Capitol protest
Though I could not find an official estimate, based on what I saw damage was less than $1 million, but government is not frugal. So $2 million may be a safer bet. The only damage to private property was some Associated Press equipment.
Vandalizing was limited to broken windows, jammed doors, a small scribble on a door and the removal of a podium. Some furniture was damaged as well, but it is unclear whether the damage was done by protesters or police using it as barricades.
No monuments, artwork nor statues were vandalized in any way.
An unarmed veteran mother was premeditatedly shot in the neck at point blank range and killed by police.
3 other protesters died, two of medical conditions. (MAGA people tend to be older)
1 police officer died. RIP Officer Sicknick.