20 Jan 2021

Relief behind the masks on Washington’s silent streets

Think back to four years ago and the angry debate about the size of the crowd. Today there is no debate – and no crowd either. Amid the pandemic and the siege at the US Capitol just two weeks ago, Americans have been firmly told to stay at home.

It’s left Washington’s streets eerily quiet – instead of supporters, there are soldiers, instead of cheers, there are sirens.

We have been out on those silent streets, where we found some signs of hope and sighs of relief behind the masks.