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“We would have been shot”: Texas activists shaken by law enforcement reaction to Capitol siege

Texas organizers said the insurrection at the U.S. capitol demonstrates how differently law enforcement is applied based on protesters' race and politics.

Police officers made an arrest and deployed pepper spray as supporters of President Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The joint session of the House and Senate was sent to recess after the breach as it convened to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election.
Police officers engage in a standoff with protesters Tuesday night in Houston, Texas.
Pro-Trump rioters and police clashed at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. The mob broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used buttons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police.
A supporter of President Donald Trump carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington, U.S., on Jan. 6, 2021.
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at several demonstrators in Austin on May 31, 2020.
Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 6, 2021.
Protesters march through downtown Houston demanding accountability and justice for African American lives lost to police violence.
Protesters march through downtown Houston demanding accountability and justice for African American lives lost to police violence.
Hundreds of protesters met at the Austin Police Headquarters in downtown Austin and proceeded to take over both sides of Interstate 35. The protest followed the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, and Mike Ramos in Austin, both by police officers.

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