Moment MAGA Rioter throws a fire extinguisher at a policeman’s head

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A shocking new video shows the moment a MAGA rioter threw a fire extinguisher at a cop’s head during last week’s riot on Capitol Hill.

In the video, officers attempt to fight off a chaotic crowd of Trump supporters rushing to the gates and trying to climb the steps to the House and Senate chambers.

One of the rioters is seen pushing an officer off the edge of the building and into a group of cops who were trying to keep the others at bay.

Moments later, another rioter comes out of nowhere and throws the fire extinguisher over the heads of the police in the crowd.

This is the same gun that killed Capitol cop Brian Sicknick, but it is not known if he is an officer shot in the video.

In the video, police attempt to fight off a chaotic crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump. One of the rioters is seen pushing an officer off the ledge of the building and into a group of cops who were trying to keep others at bay

Moments later, another rioter comes out of nowhere and throws the fire extinguisher over the heads of the police in the crowd.

Moments later, another rioter comes out of nowhere and throws the fire extinguisher over the heads of the police in the crowd.

It appears that an officer hit by the fire extinguisher falls to the ground, but it is not known if he gets up

It appears that an officer hit by the fire extinguisher falls to the ground, but it is not known if he gets up

In the footage, the officer hit by the fire extinguisher appears to fall to the ground, but it is not known if he gets up.

Brian Sicknick (pictured), died Thursday after being hit in the head by a fire extinguisher during the MAGA riots on the Capitol on Wednesday.  We don't know if he's the cop in the video

Brian Sicknick (pictured), died Thursday after being hit in the head by a fire extinguisher during the MAGA riots on the Capitol on Wednesday. We don’t know if he’s the cop in the video

Other rioters throw objects in the three-minute clip which captures the gruesome moment the Capitol building was overrun by members of far-right groups, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and supporters of the theory of the QAnon plot.

Only a few dozen police officers were guarding the western front of the Capitol when they were rushed by thousands of pro-Trump protesters determined to break into the building.

Armed with metal pipes, pepper spray and other weapons, the mob pushed the thin line of police.

“They’re entering the Capitol tonight! They come in, ”cries the man who films with delight.

They breached the line moments later, and rioters quickly broke into the building, taking over the chambers of the House and Senate and rampaging through Statuary Hall and other sacred symbols of democracy.

Crowds ransacked the place, smashing windows and waving Trump, American and Confederate flags. Lawmakers who voted to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory were forced into hiding for hours.

Throughout the fray, police officers were injured, ridiculed, ridiculed and threatened.

Sicknick died Thursday evening from injuries sustained in the riot.

The fray was sparked by a crowd of Trump supporters who professed their love for law enforcement and derided the mass protests against police reform that rocked the country last year in the following the murder by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“We’ve been supporting you guys this summer,” one protester shouted at three officers leaning against a door by dozens of men shouting to get out of their way. “When the whole country hated you, we supported you!

The outburst shocked the world and left the country adrift, forcing the resignation of three senior Capitol Hill security officials for failing to stop the breach. Lawmakers demanded a review of operations and an FBI briefing on what they called a “terrorist attack.”

Sicknick was the fifth person to die from the violence of the Capitol protests.

One protester, a woman from California, was shot dead by Capitol Hill police, and three others died after “medical emergencies” related to the breach, at least of which died of an apparent heart attack.

Sicknick, 42, was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during a battle, two law enforcement officials said.

Officials were unable to publicly discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Another disturbing video shows a bloodied policeman screaming for help as he is run over by protesters inside the Capitol building. The young officer is wedged between a riot shield and a metal door. Bleeding from his mouth, he cries out in pain and yells: “Help!

Other footage shows police officers completely overwhelmed by protesters pushing, kicking and punching the building. In a stunning video, a lone policeman tries to stop a crowd of protesters from entering the lobby. He fails.

Protesters attacked police with pipes, sprayed irritants, and even planted actual bombs found in the area.

Sicknick’s family said on Friday he had wanted to be a police officer his entire life. He served in the New Jersey Air National Guard before joining the Capitol Police in 2008.

Dozens of rioters, including Jake Angeli (right), were arrested over the violent siege of the Capitol last week

Dozens of rioters, including Jake Angeli (right), were arrested over the violent siege of the Capitol last week

The Federal Bureau of Investigation continued to seek the public's help in identifying Trump supporters who participated in a riot on Capitol Hill last week

The Federal Bureau of Investigation continued to seek the public’s help in identifying Trump supporters who participated in a riot on Capitol Hill last week

The Cleveland FBI also shared the footage on Monday asking for help in identifying the above individuals who actively incited violence on January 6 in Washington, DC.

The Cleveland FBI also shared the footage on Monday asking for help in identifying the above individuals who actively incited violence on January 6 in Washington, DC.

Many details of the incident remain unknown, and Sicknick’s family have urged the public and media not to make his death a political issue.

Capitol Building Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned Thursday under pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders, defended his department’s response, saying the police “had acted valiantly facing thousands of people involved in violent riot actions ”.

Two other senior security officials, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger and Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, have also resigned.

As of Friday, prosecutors had filed 14 cases in Federal District Court and 40 more in District of Columbia Superior Court for a variety of offenses ranging from assaulting police officers to entering restricted areas of the country. Capitol, theft of federal property and threats from lawmakers.

Prosecutors said more cases remain under seal, dozens more are wanted by federal agents and the US prosecutor in Washington has sworn “all options are on the table” for charges, including may -be sedition.

Among those charged was Richard Barnett, an Arkansas man who was shown in a widely seen photo sitting in Pelosi’s office with his boots on the desk. He also wrote a derogatory note to Pelosi. Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen called Barnett’s photo a “shocking image” and “disgusting”.

“Those who are proven to have committed criminal acts during the storming of the Capitol will face justice,” Rosen said.

A West Virginia state lawmaker has also been indicted who posted videos online showing him making his way inside the Capitol, bumping his fist with a policeman, then circling around the rotunda shouting “Our house!” ”

Lawmaker Derrick Evans was arrested by the FBI at his home on Friday and charged with entering restricted federal property.

Gus Papathanasiou, president of the Capitol Police Officers Union, said he was “incredibly proud of the officers whose actions have protected the lives of hundreds of members of Congress and their staff.”

Once the breach of the Capitol building was inevitable, officers prioritized life on the property, leading people to safety, he said.

“No member of Congress or his staff were injured. Our agents did their job. Our leadership did not. Our law enforcement partners who assisted us were remarkable.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who heads a subcommittee that oversees the Capitol Police budget, said on Friday base officers were placed in an incredibly dangerous situation. And that’s really where my frustration comes in ”.

Sund and other leaders are charged with protecting lawmakers, “but also ensuring that grassroots members are placed in situations where they are as safe as possible and where they have the support they need.” And that’s clearly not the case, ”Ryan said.

Pelosi ordered that the flags on the Capitol be halved in honor of Sicknick.

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