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A shocking video of a woman [a Trump supporter] who was shot dead by Washington DC police in the US Capitol building has emerged.

According to DC Police, total 4 people were found dead during today’s riots at the US Capitol. One woman was shot, and three others died due to medical emergencies.

The woman who was shot and killed inside the US Capitol building during the protests was from the San Diego.

The woman’s name was Ashli Babbit, she was a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force, and was a high level security official throughout her time in the service.

The DC Metropolitan police have initiated the investigation into the incident that lead to Ashli Babbit’s death.

The video below gives slightly clearer picture of the shooting. Babbit was trying to enter through a broken window in the Capitol when she got shot.

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Check out Insider Paper’s coverage of today’s protests and riots in US Capitol. – Full Thread.

How Twitter reacted to the woman shooting

One user wrote, “Here’s Ashli Babbitt, the unarmed young woman shot and killed today, presumably by police, during a protest at the Capitol. She’s an Air Force veteran with 14 years service from San Diego.”

Another tweeted, “I’m sitting in the House chamber here tonight, about 20 feet from where a woman was shot and killed about seven hours ago, and I can’t stop thinking about how this isn’t going to change anything for some Republicans. Mo Brooks still has a stack of papers in front of him.”

“I feel like it should be a much bigger story that an unarmed woman who had a husband and was an Air Force veteran was shot to death by Capitol police today,” a Twitter user said.

“This woman accepted the consequences when she took the risk. Sad, sure. But know what’s even sadder? Breonna Taylor was shot 6 times by plain clothed police officers who forced entry into her home, robbing her of justice and the future she deserved to enjoy. Now that’s sad,” wrote a social media user.

Here are some more videos of the incident

Videos added in the story may contain graphic content.


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Polina Tikhonova

Polina Tikhonova from Kyiv is Insider Paper’s Editor/Writer. Besides editing pieces, Polina covers articles with a focus on World affairs and politics at Insider Paper. Polina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Her articles and news reports have been published by many newspapers, magazines, journals, blogs, and online media sources across the globe. Polina is fluent in English, German, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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