DC Protests 2021 Vs BLM 2020: How Law Enforcement Responded

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • Japan Tsunami 2011: Fukushima Moms Run Radiation Lab to Protect Their Kids
  • Japan Earthquake 2011: Brewery Hopes ‘Made in Kesennuma’ Will Revive Tsunami-Hit City
  • Jury Selection Paused for Trial of Derek Chauvin Charged in Floyd’s Death
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “DC Protests 2021 Vs BLM 2020: How Law Enforcement Responded” – below is their description.

    About four hours after a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced debate on Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College to be suspended, the building was declared secure on Wednesday evening.

    Here’s a comparison of how law enforcement responded to Trump supporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and #BlackLivesMatter protesters near the White House last year.

    “I have faced violent hatred before. I was not deterred then, and I will not be deterred now,” Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, a member of the congressional leadership and a veteran of the civil rights movement, said in a tweet. “Tonight, Congress will continue the business of certifying the electoral college votes.”

    The Secretary of the Army said 1,100 National Guard troops had been deploying to the Capitol to bolster local police and other forces, some of which were seen massing on street corners near the main congressional building. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 6 p.m. curfew after a day of chaos and violence.

    A spokesman for the District of Columbia police, Alaina Gertz, said Wednesday evening that a woman had been fatally shot at the Capitol, providing no further details. Earlier, Police were seen providing aid to a bloodied woman lying on the floor inside the building. It not immediately clear if that was the woman who was shot.

    More than two hours after his supporters overtook the Capitol, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be evacuated, Trump ordered the National Guard to help secure the legislative complex, but still offered support to the protesters, saying “we love you.”

    “We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in a video he tweeted more than two hours after the Capitol was breached. “But you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order.”

    The president’s remarks followed a series of chaotic scenes that included lawmakers grabbing their gas masks and loud booms echoing across the complex, protesters rallying on behalf of the president rushing past police barriers at the Capitol, and Trump vowing that he’d “never concede” his election loss.

    In addition, two suspicious packages were reported near the offices of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee offices.

    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

  • US Capitol security needs significant upgrade, report concludes
  • Don Jr. torches Cuomo as a ‘joke and a sham’ on ‘Hannity’
  • ‘Could be a kamikaze mission’: GOP lawmaker takes on Trump
  • NYC prosecutors’ probe into Trump finances expands
  • Trump Rejected by Supreme Court in Final Election Challenge
  • Leave a Comment