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'They got a officer!': How a mob dragged and beat police at the Capitol

 

January 12, 2021

Jarrett Robertson, New York Times

In an image provided by Jarrett Robertson, supporters of President Donald Trump are seen pulling at an officer during a violent attempt to breach the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. One of the most intense scenes of violence occurred during a struggle to breach a west-side door, during which multiple rioters dragged police officers out of a formation and assaulted them while they were trapped in the crowd.

The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob left a police officer and a rioter dead. More than 50 members of the U.S. Capitol Police were injured, including 15 who required hospitalization, most of them with head wounds, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.

Of all the scenes of violence, one of the most intense occurred during a struggle to breach a west-side door, during which multiple rioters dragged police officers out of a formation and assaulted them while they were trapped in the crowd.

There was widespread speculation on social media that one of the officers was Brian Sicknick - the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after being hit in the head by a rioter wielding a fire extinguisher. But videos show the officers involved in this incident were members of the Metropolitan Police Department.

https://www.startribune.com/they-got-a-officer-how-a-mob-dragged-and-beat-police-at-the-capitol/600009486/

 

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