Airbnb Banning Anyone Who Took Part in the Storming of Capitol | 22 Words

Airbnb has taken action against those involved in the storming of the US Capitol building - however, their move has received some major mixed reactions.

Here's the full story...

It's been a week since the riot broke out at the Capitol building...

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And the world is still reeling from shock over what they witnessed.

And it looks like Airbnb have taken action of their own.

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The company has taken a stand following last week's chaos.

This comes as hundreds of pro-Trumpers stormed and rioted in the U.S Capitol Building.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden's election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the prestigious building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way in...

Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.

A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...

With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.

Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...

However, details surrounding the other fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."

Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:

"Go home, we love you, you’re very special." Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely.

And, a week on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...

But the riots haven't come without big consequences - with many arrests having already taken place.

And that isn't all...

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You may have heard of the "no-fly" lists that have now been implemented for some of those believed to have taken part in last week's riots.

But now, it seems Airbnb has taken a stand of its own...

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And people have had some strong reactions to the move.

The company is implementing additional measures to prevent anyone who took part in the US Capitol riot or is otherwise associated with a hate group from using its platform to stay in the nation's capital next week.

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As part of its "Capitol Safety Plan," the company states that anytime it has been able to confirm someone's involvement in the riot, either through the media or law enforcement, it has investigated whether they have an account on Airbnb and proceeded to ban them.

And that's not all...

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Airbnb is in the process of reviewing reservations in the metropolitan Washington DC area.

​In addition, in the event it has found people associated with a hate group, it has canceled their stays and suspended their accounts. 

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The company also said it may re-do background safety checks on certain individuals if new information comes to light.

For more on last Wednesday's riot, scroll on...