Washington DC: January 6, 2021, what took place at the Capital that day plays out like a movie script. Thousands of rioters attacked police with stun guns, makeshift weapons like flag poles, chairs, they threw first, feet, and hateful racial slurs.
On Tuesday four officers two from D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and two from the U.S. Capitol Police Force vividly recounted the racism and bigotry they experienced during the violent attack on the Capitol.
“One woman in a pink ‘MAGA’ (Make America Great Again) shirt yelled, ‘You hear that guys, this n——— voted for Joe Biden!’ It’s just so disheartening that people like that will attack you just for the color of your skin, Once I was able to process it, it hurt. My blood is red. I’m an American citizen. I’m a police officer. I’m a peace officer.”
IMUer’s below are first encounters from two officers on duty that day at the capital. Harry Dunn and Michael Fanone tell their emotional stories and vividly take us there with them into the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021. Leave us your feedback in the comments section and please be sure to subscribe in the top right corner.
Harry Dunn Recalls His Experience 1/6/21
Michael Fanone Recall His Experience 1/6/21
Videos: ABC News Australia, & NBC News
Cover Photo: Cleveland.com