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Racism Of Rioters Takes Center Stage In Jan. 6 Hearing

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U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell left, and U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn stand after the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik, Pool)

(AP)–Four law enforcement officers have detailed the racism and bigotry on display during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The officers testifying before a congressional panel Tuesday included veteran Black and Hispanic officers who added their wrenching stories to the official record.

Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn told lawmakers about an exchange he had with rioters who disputed that President Joe Biden defeated former President Donald Trump in the last presidential election. When Dunn, who is Black, argued with the rioters that he voted for Biden and that his vote should be counted, the rioters began calling him a racial slur.

 

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