Cop Who Led Rioters Away From Senate Chamber Hailed a Hero | 22 Words

A police officer has been hailed as hero after leading rioters away from the unlocked entrance to the Senate chamber...

Now, it's safe to say that it's been a chaotic few days in the world of U.S politics.

As the plans for Biden's presidency unfold, tensions among the pro-Trump community have escalated.

And, while it took weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...

His supporters have continued to fuel the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.

And on Wednesday last week, those tensions reached a breaking point.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...

Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.

A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...

With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.

Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...

However, details surrounding the other fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."

Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:

"Go home, we love you, you’re very special." Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely.

Days on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...

But the the actions of those at the riots haven't come without big consequences - including positive ones.

One Capitol police officer has been praised for his actions that day.

After he led protestors away from the unlocked Senate chamber.

Video footage captured the officer seemingly directing the rioters away from the corridor that leads to the Senate.

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The place that lawmakers were at the time, preparing to certify Joe Biden's presidency.

The video footage shows the officer, who was later identified as Eugene Goodman, glance towards the Senate entrance as rioters approach.

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He then makes the decision to divert them.

Goodman confronts the man at the front of the rioters, who is seemingly leading them.

After glancing towards the Senate entrance, he pushes the protestor away, deterring the path of the protestors.

The footage was shared online by Igor Bobic, a reporter for the HuffPost, who pointed out that the video was taken at 2.14pm.

LadBible reports that according to notes taken by a Washington Post reporter inside the chamber, the Senate was sealed at 2.15pm.

The footage has been seen by many, including democratic Congressman Dean Phillips who took to Twitter to praise Goodman.

He wrote, "With gratitude and reverence I salute the particular heroism of black U.S. Capitol Police officers like Officer Eugene Goodman who stared grotesque hatred directly in the eye on Wednesday and demonstrated to the world that their Black Lives Matter."

You can watch the video here:

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