WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tensions escalated between D.C. Capitol Police and American protesters at the Capitol Building. A video posted to Twitter today shows an African American Capitol police officer throwing a punch at a protester across a barricade. That engagement led to both police and protesters pepper spraying each other. Afterward, protesters broke through the barriers entering the nation’s Capitol building.
Yo cops are throwing punches in DC pic.twitter.com/pDdCaK1IVs
— Right Wing Punk (@Right_Wing_Punk) January 6, 2021
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) January 6, 2021