U.S. Capitol riot featured ‘medieval’ violence, police officer says

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Reuters

By Richard Cowan and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack by a mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters trying to overturn his election loss featured harrowing violence resembling a medieval battlefield, a police officer hurt in the melee told a congressional panel on Tuesday. At the Democratic-led House of Representatives investigatory committee’s first hearing, the officer, Aquilino Gonell, described in prepared testimony being pummeled by rioters fired up by Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud. “Wha…

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