Shocking video from inside the US Capitol on Wednesday shows heated and physical exchanges between police and Trump supporters who stormed the building during Congressional sessions on the afternoon of January 6.
The short clip shows a bloodied police officer screaming for help as he’s crushed by an angry mob of pro-Trump rioters inside the Capitol building.
The young officer, who appears to be a member of the Capitol Police Department, is seen pinned between a riot shield and a metal door.
He is seen bleeding from his mouth as he cries out in pain and screams, “Help!”
Journalist Jon Farina captured video as crowds stormed an entrance on the west side of the Capitol building and packed into a narrow doorway and corridor, where they faced off against police wearing helmets and holding shields.
People in the crowd could be heard chanting “let us in,” “USA,” and shouting violent threats toward police.
The video shows police shooting pepper spray at the mob. The crowd is seen pushing back against the officers’ riot shields while screaming, “Heave ho!”
Five people died in the massive protest — including a Capitol Police officer who reportedly was struck by a fire extinguisher and died a day later.
Sickening new video shows police officer getting crushed in door while the mob forced his way in. pic.twitter.com/EFGviILXtK
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 8, 2021