First Person Accounts of Entry at Capitol on January 6th, 2021

Image at the Capitol, west side, scaffolding, before protestors entered Capitol, about, 1:05 p.m. Courtesy Dean Weingarten

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Outside of the Capitol on the afternoon of 6 January 2021, after the news had come the Capitol had been entered by protestors, this correspondent was able to interview four people, in two separate pairs, who claimed to have been through the Capitol. There were multiple other people present.

This correspondent did not see them entering or leaving the capitol. Here are links to the recordings, and transcripts of the accounts. They are in two segments.

It gives a better understanding of the mindset of people who went into the Capitol on 6 January.

This pair had been approached by another correspondent who asked them if she could get a statement.  This was close to the Capitol, on the Southwest.

Here is the transcript:

Other reporter:

We are outside the Capitol.

Sorry I am having trouble with my phone now.

Weingarten:

An audio recorder.

Initial Protestor:

This was not an organized official plan to take over. Our original plan was to simply protest in front of the building, but when police decided to tear gas and shoot rubber bullets at individuals who were simply protesting, we decided it was time for us to act.

We stormed the building, we got inside, and we simply shouted:

This is our house. 

We’re here to simply show that if individuals think they can take our rights, we can take them back.  We are American citizens and we will fight for what is right.

We stand here, not because of party, but because of our morals. We stand here because we share similar morals and we won’t  let those morals be taken away.

I don’t use this to attack people on purpose, I use it for self defense. And I was here at this monumental moment, to prove to our government, presently, that they cannot control the citizens. The citizens control them.

Weingarten:

Did you see any destruction inside, at all?

Other protestor:

The front door, I would say,  Like, to get in, they broke the glass and everything, and inside a couple of cubes, where you can sit, they were like flipping stuff. But most of the statues and everything, nothing was touched.

Weingarten:

Now, you went in from this side, the West side.

Protestors:

Yeah, we went in from the back side.

Weingarten:

Yes. This is the West side.  The other side is the East side. There are other groups that went in from two entrances on the East side. I did not see them go in, but they said they had gotten in.

Initial Protestor:

There was a group of maybe 40, Maybe, a small group who went in, we went through the entire building, and then we came out the East side, then we let everyone else in.

And from there, and from there, I’m not sure, but then there, there is like, a ton of people in there, but, you know, I heard a woman had gotten shot, and its true, she had gotten taken out of the building, in an ambulance, bleeding the entire time. I’m not sure of the case of why. But, it should of have never happened.

Weingarten:

Was she inside the building or outside?

Woman:

 Inside

Initial Protestor:

Inside.

Weingarten:

When she was shot?

Initial Protestor:

 Because she was in part of that group.

Woman:

Did you see any senators or any representatives?

Initial Protestor:

No. They all hid. There was nobody in that group there.

Weingarten:

 I think they have underground evacuation.

Initial Protestor:

That too.

Woman:

There was report they were sitting in the basement.

Initial Protestor:

While we were in the building there was an announcement  that there was a shutdown at six o’clock, due to this event. And, as a result, I believe a lot of the individuals who were in that building had evacuated.  I believe, to my knowledge.

Other protestor:

We broke into the senate too, and we sat down, and we did our, our chants. Everybody was formally… we all sat.  And eventually I heard people were sitting in the Speaker’s chair. When we went, we didn’t do that.

People .. laughter.

Woman protestor:

That’s awesome…right… good job, good job!

Initial Protestor:

People from outside…people… it was a wonderful opportunity for us to see it and to do it, specifically, peacefully.

Weingarten:

I have a report that Nancy Pelosi’s portrait, picture, whatever, was taken down and smashed.

Woman protestor:

Oh that’s good! I have seen a (unintelligible …)

Initial Protestor:

If, if an individual did that it would be a separate group who did that.

Weingarten:

Oh, okay, I just heard that from people on the east side.

Initial Protestor:

I understand.

Other protestor:

I never saw anything like that.

We do not condone destruction, violence in any form. They need to be tried in justice under our Constitution.

Initial Protestor:

We love our system. We love our system. We don’t like the people running it right now.

Others: Yes! Laughter

Reporter:

So how did you guys leave?

Initial Protestor:

We simply went through the exit.

When we let everyone in, we left. Because, at that point,  I felt like I did my job, and I was done. I didn’t need to stay there.

On the east side, this correspondent approached two men who said they had just been in the Capitol.

They were asked if they would give an account of what happened. They were in the right place at the right time, but this correspondent did not see them enter or leave the Capitol.

Transcript:

Weingarten:

That’s good.

This gentleman just went through the building from the other, the  West side, through to the East side. We are on the East side now, we can see the Supreme Court right behind, and in front of us is the Capitol.

So, we are on the east side.

What did you see as you went through the building?

First protestor:

We held off for a while, and eventually something happened we started rushing them and then before you really knew it, unintelligible, we went through the whole building, every room.

Weingarten:

Did you see any doors destroyed, anything like that?

First protestor:

Not too much destruction, other than they took Nancy Pelosi’s picture off the wall and smashed it and ripped it into shreds.

Weingarten:

Wow.

Second protestor:

Yea, we went in there and unintelligible.

We stopped them from…

First protestor:

There were a lot of people stopping people from doing destructive acts.

Second protestor:

When they first got pushed back, we all brought them aside so they didn’t get hurt.

First protestor:

A couple of people also were protecting the police. No one wants the police hurt. As far as we are concerned, they’re American citizens, just like we are.

Weingarten:

Yea, exactly

First protestor:

There job is to protect this building.  And, uh, sorry,

Second protestor:

We really stopped a lot of people from breaking things.

Weingarten:

That’s good, but I think my recorder is going bad.

First protestor:

Well you will remember our words.

Second protestor:

You will remember our words.

Weingarten:

Uh, yeah, I mean,  I can hope so, but my memory is not good, guys.

I got a spare.

Second protestor:

There are people in the windows,  there are people in the windows, as you can see, they are in the building, they are in the building.

Weingarten:

Maybe I should go up there to see what is going on. It would be interesting.

Come on. I put in fresh batteries.

Third protestor:

If I was you, you might try to go up there, but I wouldn’t try to go back in the building.  I think, I think you won’t be able to get back in. They have held their ground now.

First protestor:

I think we proved our point. Proved our point.

Weingarten:

What do you mean, held their ground? What did they do?

Third protestor:

The cops, I don’t think I they are letting anyone in anymore.

Weingarten:

Anyone getting arrested?

First protestor:

They let us freely walk out. But I don’t think they were letting anyone back in.

Third protestor:

Twenty-four, twenty-five guys got arrested.

Weingarten:

Did they?

Third protestor:

Yeah.

First protestor:

Will, look at the people. That cop that was up on the pedestal, and he was watching us, and he was targeting people, and they rushed in and got the people.

That guy that was throwing things at the cops?  I stopped him. He is probably lucky because I stopped him. They were taking the people like that.

Weingarten:

Right, right.

First protestor:

I mean, we’re here to protest.

And you know what? Did you notice that?  The guy that was throwing that sh!t?

Second protestor:

 In black cloth?

First protestor:

100%. He had a black bicycle helmet, with a black vest, black shirt, pants. That guy was f*cking Antifa.

Second protestor:

More than likely.  He was trying to make it look. He was probably doing that for the cameras.

First protestor:

No, what he is doing, is the same thing they always do. They throw rocks, and they try to cause damage, then it looks like the Trump people did it.

Weingarten:

You tried to stop them.

You stopped some people from throwing stuff, they tore down the picture of Nancy Pelosi and they shredded it up. But they didn’t do much other damage, the police let them go out, they arrested a few people that they selected as targets,who were being violent or whatever,  causing destruction.

First protestor:

Trying to hit the policeman.

Third protestor:

They were teargassing the first few on line. So we just kept pushing.

First protestor:

Another key point is, there were a lot of Trump protestors in the building that were protecting the police and the property.

Weingarten:

Right.

First protestor:

We didn’t want to cause damage. We just wanted to make our voice heard.

Fourth protestor:

My brother heard  a report on the news, that there were actually Antifa members, got in there, and there were guns drawn.

First protestor:

We saw, one of the guys who were out there throwing sh!t, he was breaking up iron grates, breaking up metal grates, you know that they have along the plants, those metal grates, you know they are like this thick.  He was breaking them up, and throwing them directly at the cops, all at the back side of the building.

I got right in his face. I’ll do it to you.

I go right in his face, and I told him. We don’t want to see you throwing sh!t. No one wants to see you throwing sh!t. We’re not throwing sh!t.

Fourth protestor:

My brother said that actually it might have been Antifa members dressed up in MAGA hats to make our side look bad.

Second protestor:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it could be. he had a hat on. It was a red hat.

Protestor:

Yeah, Yeah they could do that, yeah, breaking stuff and doing property.

Fourth protestor:

I mean, we’re not destructive.

First protestor:

Not just us. Not just us! There was a lot of people in there stopping everyone from doing things …

Fourth protestor:

They said guns were drawn. Guns were drawn.

Second protestor:

Yeah, they were banging on the desks.

Like: What are you doing? Banging on the desk?

Unknown:

Probably trying to bust the desks up, you know.

Fourth protestor:

My brother, a news report said guns were drawn in there.

Second protestor:

That never happened, idiot. I haven’t dealt with it.

Fourth protestor:

That was a news report.

Unknown:

Yeah, well the news…chuckle

First protestor:

Yeah Fake news. CNN told you that?

Fourth protestor:

AB…

Unknown:

Yeah! laugh

They’re wrong again! ABC…

Weingarten:

Thank you very much

Fourth protestor:

That’s what my brother told me from Akron, Ohio.

Unknown:

Akron. Hold that up. Oh my God.

Capitol Police retake control of Capitol, 3:05 p.m. 6 January, 2021, east side, courtesy Dean Weingarten

Many are making comparisons of the way protestors were treated in Madison, Wisconsin when they took over the State Capitol in 2011.  A left-wing publication, Isthmus.com published this:

 The impulse to enter came from the immense symbolism of the Capitol itself. There was an intense compulsion, sometimes even below the level of rational reflection, to be inside self-government. Taking possession of that house of the people, even if only temporarily and symbolically, was a way of trying to make the ideal of self-government real.

The major difference is that Madison, Wisconsin, is a far-left city filled with students and government bureaucrats.

Those occupying the Wisconsin Capitol were on the far left.

Washington, D.C. is a far-left town filled with bureaucrats.

Those who breached the Capitol were conservatives, libertarians, and others. There may have been some Antifa. It is not as if they wore uniforms and the police checked the identification of those who entered.

It was a chaotic situation at the Capitol during half an hour where protestors roamed about inside the Capitol and an unarmed woman protestor was shot and killed by a reportedly plainclothes Capitol policeman. He was in a suit.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Dean Weingarten

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ShooterOne
ShooterOne
10 days ago

Remember the Boston Tea Party!!! It was caused by much less than is being dumped on us now. It was also done by many patriots just as the protest was. It is too bad there was damage and death as that is not anything that was planned or condoned by over 99% of the patriots. The “elected” politicians either do not understand or do not care what the citizens are protesting about.

ARM UP and CARRY ON

Quatermain
Quatermain
10 days ago

Seems to me there was less destruction of property than occurred at the Boston Tea Party…

Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
9 days ago
Reply to  Quatermain

And more loss of life. 5 dead. If it’s okay for “protestors”forcibly break and enter and loot laptops and souvenirs because it’s “our building” then surely it’s okay for “protestors” in Oregon to assault the federal building there and for “Protestors” to capture some public land and call it CHAZ.

Quatermain
Quatermain
9 days ago
Reply to  Jeremy B.

3 dead from medical emergencies which you would expect on a given day in a population of 1 million. One white woman dead from federal overkill with no one yet named as the dirty cop, in direct opposition to every single cop that killed a black. Supporting video for the execution of this woman is available. One federal officer allegedly killed by blunt force trauma with no suspect named and no video. Just take their word for it. Grow a brain and quit watching CNN.

gooder12
gooder12
10 days ago

In my 50 years of voting, I have never much cared for the right or the left, but I have always voted for the person or the issue. I have never believed our Government is in this for We The People, but it was and still is the best we got. I do not believe what happened at Our Capitol Building was the right thing to do, but it is what it is, so now We should make the best of it. My main reason for adding this post is I have been amazed that the Cap Police did not… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  gooder12

What was your draft number?

gooder12
gooder12
10 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

250 in 1970. I did not sign up nor did I run away. Many of my friends with low numbers signed up and served. In hindsight part of me wishes I would have joined. I protested our Government back then and still do, but I have always supported our troops, and always will. Now I am wise enough to know about half lean right and half lean left, but they are still Brothers and Sisters in Arms. That also makes me wonder how so-called protesters do not care that half of the Cops they are fighting with are on the… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  gooder12

Can you tell me about 3.2 beer?

Also, do you think non-LEOs should be able to own braced pistols, but not be allowed to shoulder them or do you think it should be illegal for non-government employees to own them (due to concern about the safety of law enforcement officers)?

gooder12
gooder12
10 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

You already know what I think! I own a number of braced pistols up to AK, and I am guilty of shouldering them all. Now I do not do that at a range as we never know who is shooting beside us. I gone, out shooting in the snow.

Quatermain
Quatermain
10 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

What does that possibly have to do with anything?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
10 days ago
Reply to  Quatermain

I’m just ribbing him a bit. He’s started numerous posts by talking about his draft number, something about 3.2 beer, and how he frequently votes for Democrats, then he kind of gets to the point he is trying to make.

He is in favor of yet more gun control and I’m not.

There has been a lot of raging on the board – just lightening it up a little.

Quatermain
Quatermain
10 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

OK, got that and I understand. Do you get this:

(Conscription) rests on the assumption that your kids belong to the state. If we buy that assumption then it is for the state – not for parents, the community, the religious institutions or teachers – to decide who shall have what values and who shall do what work, when, where and how in our society. That assumption isn’t a new one. The Nazis thought it was a great idea.” –President Ronald Reagan, 1979

ShooterOne
ShooterOne
10 days ago
Reply to  gooder12

They, the politicians, do not seem to understand nor do they care. What, in your humble opinion, would they listen to?

Turtlekeeper
Turtlekeeper
10 days ago

The actions in the Capitol building were I hope just a warning to the people that think they are the Supreme Leaders the Democrats and RINOs. So far it doesn’t seem to be understood by the Democrats and so far 10 Republicans. I would not be one bit surprised if the “come on man” Biden makes it through the first 100 days or for that matter through the inauguration. He is old and not needed anymore he served his need. The Democrats have really gotten the thoughts their heads that they are the Rulers of America and have all the… Read more »

JT
JT
10 days ago

Great report, Mr. Weingarten!

I think that in the future this even will come to be known in liberty circles as “Amerika’s Reichstag Fire”. It looks like we have our work cut out for us.

Mack
Mack
8 days ago

I heard a caller explain what he saw behind the Capitol – facing the Supreme Court.

No violence at all.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
10 days ago

Another great job in reporting Dean Thank you so much for being in the trenches and on the front lines of our truthful information.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
11 days ago

I look back at the past 5 years of Trump and Trump supporters haters, the move to impeachment BEFORE he was even sworn in. The fake russian, made up by billery and fully known of by obama and biden as the fraud it was. The riots and the reaction of the demoncraps and news media for months. At any of the Trump rallies and protests there were no rioters — ever. Nobody went out and tore up the town. I have my doubts about Trump supporters at the Capitol being rioters. The feds have to know who was involved by… Read more »

JoseyWales
JoseyWales
11 days ago

The Nation’s Capital is the Peoples House, not a Palace for elected officials. The United States’ Federal and State Legislative and Judicial branches decided not to evaluate allegations of election fraud. Their actions in itself portray the appearance to conceal election fraud. In turn, they dismissed the voices of over 75 million citizens by not addressing the allegations in accordance with our Constitution. Actions have consequences. What did they expect, peace and harmony. Their arrogance is their downfall. President Trump exposed a coordinated effort between Government, news media and social media platforms to influence a Federal election. There is only… Read more »

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
11 days ago

Yes Dean support Sedition

hippybiker
hippybiker
10 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

SF Brains!

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
11 days ago

Alcoff and the black male BLM leader that Millie filmed on the sidewalk saying he wasn’t being charged are on film smashing the windows out over on social media dean, Loool. FB deleted the video just as I was copying the link or I would have linked you up so yeah, there was definitely “some Antifa” and oddly enough no shortage of testimony of others who were there and video showing Antifa that you have failed to post here which is really quite suspicious.

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/01/29/joseph-alcoff-antifa-marines-philadelphia/

Dee
Dee
11 days ago

DOJ says there was no evidence of the “so-called” ‘Antifa’ group was present during the insurrection.

hippybiker
hippybiker
10 days ago
Reply to  Dee

These are the same underhanded tricks that Stalin and his “Organs” used to make peaceful protesters look bad. These creatures never change their MO!

Oldman
Oldman
10 days ago
Reply to  Dee

DOJ? You really think they report the truth? They are all liars and report what the Swamp wants them to report. Gonna be interesting the next month. There is a report from a freshman congressman that she will start an impeachment of Liden on the 21st. She has the evidence. We all do…… Biden bragging about strong arming and holding back a billion because of his son…..Hunter Liden.