Footage shows how close a mob got to officials during riot over Trump's impeachment

February 11, 2021 - 10:25 AM - 381 views

Donald Trump was described as the "inciter-in-chief" who "had left everyone in this Capitol for dead" as the impeachment trial against him began in earnest.

Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security footage, showing the mob breaking into the Capitol and searching for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The footage shows just how close rioters were to members of Congress, at some points just metres away.

During eight hours of testimony, Democrat politicians, acting as "impeachment managers", berated Mr Trump for having whipped up an atmosphere of such febrile aggression that a demonstration of support for him on 6 January was bound to degenerate into a violent confrontation.

But this day did not simply feature speeches, but also shocking images, not previously seen, of what happened when a mob attacked the Capitol building.

 The footage:

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Donald Trump described as 'inciter in chief'
Some of the video evidence demonstrated the violence that swirled on that day - people throwing metal poles at police officers and rampaging through the heart of American politics.

And some of it was about the fear. We saw footage of Vice President Mike Pence, along with his family, being ushered away from a hiding place, with protestors just a hundred feet away.


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