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Attack on Capitol Police

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 2, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 19:10

A riot? An insurrection? A disorderly mob of protesters? There’s still disagreement in the halls of Congress about how to describe what happened at the US Capitol on January 6th. But many of the police officers who were there that day say it was more violent than most people realize. Washington Post reporter Peter Hermann talked to many officers involved in the attack about their experiences from that day—and the injuries they continue to cope with. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)