noun (pl. coups |ko͞oz| )
1 (also coup d'état)a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government: he was overthrown in an army coup.
Well, called that correctly. There's so much to say about events of January 6, 2021. These say it well:
From The New York Times:
The American Abyss by Timothy Snyder
A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.