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We want to highlight some of the events we were at covering and taking pictures. To our knowledge, no other Iowa media outlet had in-person coverage of what happened in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.

We can tell you the confrontations between police and protestors started before President Donald J. Trump finished his remarks at the Save America Rally, which was held at the Ellipse.

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Unfortunately, it seems some of our photos and videos from our cell phone were deleted after the latest Apple update. We still have some photos and videos from that day, however:

Americans walk toward the U.S. Capitol after attending the Save America Rally at the Ellipse in Washington D.C. Most waited until President Donald J. Trump finished his remarks, but the confrontations between police and others started well before President Trump finished speaking.
People fill the Capitol lawn on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington D.C. They extend all the way down to the street leading to the Capitol.
Hundreds if not thousands of various signs contained similar messages in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. The People had had enough.
Despite knowing an enormous group of Americans would show up at the Capitol, this was Nancy Pelosi’s plan for keeping the Capitol from being breeched. A few cops shooting rubber bullets with pepper spray to hold back hundreds of thousands, if not a million, Americans.
Protestors overwhelmed the few cops stationed to keep them away from the Capitol building. A huge American flag was draped over the scaffolding set up for Joe Biden’s inauguration.
These young kids scaled the wall to the Capitol and took a picture after making it to the top.
U.S. flags filled the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021.
Protestors pile in front of doors to the Capitol in an attempt to enter their own House. At some areas police offered resistance, like this, yet at others they stood to the side providing instructions to those who entered.
Tear gas was deployed throughout the day in an effort to keep Americans out of their own Capitol building.
After a long day of struggle, Capitol Police eventually began to simply force the crowds away from the building using tear gas, flashbangs, rubber bullets and physical force.

Here is video of one of the entrances to the Capitol where police stood to the side, allowing Americans to enter:

More footage from Jan. 6 we are guessing the mainstream media hasn’t bothered to show:

Protestors advance on the Capitol:

A stream of people walking away after tear gas was deployed:

Words between cops and some of the protestors:

My comments on Jan. 6 before seeing ANYTHING from the media — only sharing what I observed that day (Facebook is not letting me embed the video into this story, so I have to link to it):

https://www.facebook.com/theiowastandard/videos/1025014437984157

Author: Jacob Hall

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