Regina King on police response to Capitol riot towards BLM protests

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How many people, Regina King watched in horror the January 6 breach of the US Capitol on the news.

“I had to borrow a friend’s Hulu Live account to tune in,” she said hours later during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live !. “You know, I tuned in to people with pitchforks and was led down the stairs after very quiet protests by police officers after they broke windows. Yes, the divided states of America.”

During the interview, Jimmy Kimmel noted that the law enforcement response “certainly seemed different” than the response to the Black Lives Matter protests in Washington DC several months ago. The actress agreed, “Yeah, that’s exactly the point I’m making. You were actually gently led down the stairs … No tear gas … It was, wow, pretty much the vision.”

As early as June, protesters gathered across Washington DC to peacefully protest against police brutality and racial injustice. Some protesters sat at the Lincoln Memorial as members of the National Guard lined the steps, while other protesters marched near the White House and in Lafayette Square. According to CNN, police sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets at protesters in an attempt to break the crowd in front of the president Donald TrumpVisit St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Maj of the National Guard. Adam DeMarco Legislators later announced that the demonstrators were “exposed to an unprovoked escalation and excessive use of force”.

Forbes reported, citing the Metropolitan Police Department, that 427 “troubled” arrests were made between May 30 and June 2, 2020.

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