Kevin Bae

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The Most Peaceful Insurrection in World History… Oh the humanity!

January 6, 2021 will go down as the most peaceful insurrection in world history. Video just released from one of the court cases shows just how ridiculous the media and Congress characterized this protest as a violent armed insurrection. Below is one of the videos but you should go to Buzzfeed and watch the rest of the videos for yourself.

Buzzfeed paints the wrong picture themselves by saying what they believe to be happening rather than a straight description of what is happening. There is no sound and they have no idea if verbal exchanges were “intense”.

The footage shows a small team of US Capitol Police officers vastly outnumbered by the crush of people trying to get in. There are at most five officers in the frame at any given moment; hundreds of people flow through that entry point on the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol over the span of roughly 13 minutes. The rioters in large part do not turn around when police try to block their path but appear to argue and negotiate before they push past officers or until the officers retreat.

The videos don’t have sound, but they show tense verbal exchanges as the officers make several attempts to stop the mob from getting inside. The confrontations are mostly nonviolent, unlike clashes at other locations around the Capitol where rioters attacked police with makeshift weapons — including flagpoles, pieces of wood and metal, fire extinguishers, chemical sprays, and their fists. In the middle of a final confrontation at the doorway, the officers suddenly retreat, and it’s not evident from the video why, but the timing coincides with an escalation of violence elsewhere around the Capitol.

New Capitol Surveillance Footage Shows A Breach By Jan. 6 Rioters From Start To Finish (

Here’s how prosecutors characterized that video. Their depiction is an out and out lie.

In actuality, the video as a whole depicts a riotous mob forcibly breaching the Capitol and endangering the lives of, among others, law enforcement who swore to protect the Capitol, the public servants who work there, and private citizens who, unlike Defendant, lawfully and peacefully petition the Legislative Branch

New Capitol Surveillance Footage Shows A Breach By Jan. 6 Rioters From Start To Finish (