Video: Violent mob drags police officer down Capitol steps
A rioter beats the officer with an American flag as the officer is pulled into a crowd
By Suzie Ziegler
WASHINGTON — New video obtained by CNN shows a violent crowd dragging a police officer into a mob outside the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
Video shows officers inside an archway as they try to fend off a mob. The crowd throws flags and objects at the police officers. At one point, a rioter pulls an officer from the archway, dragging the officer down the Capitol steps.
The officer is then mostly obscured by the crowd. One man appears to beat the officer with an American flag while another rioter puts on the officer’s protective helmet.
According to CNN, the officer was with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.
Horrific new video obtained by CNN shows a MAGA rioter (in white hat and backpack) grab a DC Metro officer and pull him down Capitol steps where he is stomped and beaten with an American flag pole.— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) January 10, 2021
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