Newsweek

CHAPTER 4: No Perimeter Defense

1:00 PM: An initial wave of protesters arrives at the outer barricades below the west side of the Capitol as thousands more march towards the building.

Elijah Schaffer of The Blaze later tweets a video: “This is exact moment the siege of the Capitol building began as the two men in front ripped down a preliminary barrier & rushed officers who were behind a 2nd barrier They then encouraged others to follow their lead. Officers appeared to be taken completely off guard.”

1:00 PM: USCP Chief Steven Sund calls Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee, requesting officers for the protection of the Capitol complex itself.

Contee later says he arrived at the Capitol around 1 p.m. and saw pepper spray and munitions being used. He says he then called Mayor Bowser…He later went to the Police Command Center to orchestrate D.C. police response. Contee said the first goal, after the police were formally invited by USCP to the Capitol, was to help clear the building.

There are already many D.C. Police on duty and battling protestors on the National Mall to the west and below the Capitol Complex, which is Congressional property. The 

Estás leyendo una vista previa, regístrate para leer más.

Más de Newsweek

Newsweek3 min. leídos
Unique Plants Around the World
We often take plants for granted, but the trees and flowers around us have all kinds of unusual qualities—from those that grow in our backyards and parks to more exotic ones on riverbanks and in deserts on other continents. Indulge in a trip around t
Newsweek5 min. leídos
Working In A Post-COVID World
@dorieclark IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE that employees, at companies big and small, have struggled to do their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic—not to mention trying to stay creative and work on skills that will prepare them for the future. Even as the
Newsweek1 min. leídos
Holy Days
On April 2, Christian worshippers, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City during the Good Friday procession. According to The Times of Israel, “religious sites [were] open