On a strong day of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement last summer, Washington DC police made five times more arrests than the riots on the Capitol on Wednesday, CNN reported.
American media finds 316 Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrests on May 1Is June 2020, the day considered the peak of the Black Lives Matter movement in the capital, against last Wednesday 61, according to data analysis from the police department.
Meanwhile, CNN reported that most pro-Trump supporters faced less serious allegations than BLM protesters.
The Metropolitan Police Department said 56 officers were injured in Wednesday’s riot.
By comparison, 21 officers from the service were injured during the Black Lives Matter protests between May 29 and June 7, according to reports sent to the local television station Vusa.
The late implementation of the curfew in Washington was cited as a reason to explain the disparity in arrests between the two incidents, MPD spokeswoman Kristen Metzer said.
“When we announced [un couvre-feu] In advance, we have enough resources to get people into the vans and we are ready to make mass arrests, ”she told CNN.
“It simply came to our notice then [mercredi]”We are not ready to make mass arrests until the curfew is enforced later in the afternoon,” he added.
Capitol Police, separate from the Washington, D.C. Police Department, arrested an additional 14 people in a breach of the federal building.
Keep in mind that the Congress seat defense is the responsibility of the Capitol police, and that the District Police Department was called only on January 6, 2021, when protesters violated the security of the building.