41 minutes of fear: a video timeline of the Deplorables storming the US Capitol

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41 minutes of fear: a video timeline of the Deplorables storming the US Capitol

Post by jserraglio » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:25 am

WASHINGTON POST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibWJO02nNsY

At 2:12 p.m. on Jan. 6, supporters of President Trump began climbing through a window they had smashed on the northwest side of the U.S. Capitol. “Go! Go! Go!” someone shouted as the rioters, some in military gear, streamed in. It was the start of the most serious attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812. The mob coursed through the building, enraged that Congress was preparing to make Trump’s electoral defeat official. “Drag them out! … Hang them out!” rioters yelled at one point, as they gathered near the House chamber.

Officials in the House and Senate secured the doors of their respective chambers, but lawmakers were soon forced to retreat to undisclosed locations. Five people died on the grounds that day, including a Capitol police officer. In all, more than 50 officers were injured.

To reconstruct the pandemonium inside the Capitol, The Washington Post examined text messages, photos and hundreds of videos, some of which were exclusively obtained. By synchronizing the footage and locating some of the camera angles within a digital 3-D model of the building, The Post was able to map the rioters’ movements and assess how close they came to lawmakers — in some cases feet apart or separated only by a handful of vastly outnumbered police officers. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK


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Re: 41 minutes of fear: a video timeline of the Deplorables storming the US Capitol

Post by maestrob » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:47 am

Truthfully, Joe, I find those events so disturbing that it will probably be some time before I can watch what you have posted above. Still, I will do so, just not right now.

I've also heard that a second member of the Capitol Police has died. He committed suicide, something I had missed in the news until yesterday.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pu ... story.html

This news is almost too terrible to bear.

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