June 24, 2024
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Searing US Capitol riot footage revives grim memories of violence

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Washington (AFP) – The footage was more violent, more eye-popping than any prime-time network crime show. And it was real. Video images capturing the raging anger and violence of the mob ransacking the US Congress provided a vivid and visceral picture of the 2021 insurrection on Capitol Hill. Dozens of journalists, politicians and congressional staffers crammed into the Capitol’s stately Cannon Caucus Room Thursday for the first hearings into the January 6 committee’s findings, their febrile chatter quickly turning to stunned silence as opening speeches were followed by video of the riot playi…

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