New Jan. 6 Footage Shows Protesters Parade Uninhibited by Police

House Speaker Mike Johnson announced on Friday that nearly all of the surveillance footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion will be released.

And some of the initially released video showed non-violent protesters moving freely through the Capitol with Capitol Police monitoring the situation, but seemingly not too concerned.

Officers weren’t directing people out of the building, though there was an exit door right behind police.


— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 17, 2023

In other surveillance footage posted on social media, Capitol Police officers released a man who had been taken into custody.

In the video, an officer can be seen freeing the detainee’s cuffed hands. The man then turns around and fist-bumps one of the officers before he appeared to head out of the Capitol.

I don’t think Capitol Police would take restraints off of a protester, FIST BUMP him, and then let him go if this were an actual “insurrection”

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 17, 2023

These videos stand in stark contrast to the footage the Jan. 6 Committee and the legacy media aired on a loop for public consumption.

Many — the vast majority — of those who



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