What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol | ProPublica

by Lena V. Groeger, Jeff Kao, Al Shaw, Moiz Syed and Maya Eliahou, January 17, 2021

with 31 ProPublica contributors →

This story contains videos that viewers may find disturbing.

As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands of videos uploaded publicly to the service that were archived by a programmer before Parler was taken offline by its web host. Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part. Read more: Why We Published Hundreds of Videos Taken by Parler Users of the Capitol Riots | Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal

Videos are ordered by the time they were taken. Scroll down to start watching or click on the timeline to jump to any point in the day.

Around D.C.

Near Capitol

Inside Capitol

12:53 p.m. • Near Capitol

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Additional contributions by Isaac Arnsdorf, David Armstrong, James Bandler, Ruth Baron, Kirsten Berg, Patricia Callahan, Haru Coryne, Lydia DePillis, Lynn Dombek, Adriana Gallardo, Jack Gillum, Ryann Grochowski Jones, Maryam Jameel, Louise Kiernan, Scott Klein, Celeste LeCompte, Dara Lind, J. David McSwane, Alex Mierjeski, T. Christian Miller, Maya Miller, Charles Ornstein, Zipporah Osei, Agnel Philip, Beena Raghavendran, Ken Schwencke, Mollie Simon, Lisa Song, Ariana Tobin, Lucas Waldron, Derek Willis

Update, Jan. 18, 2021: This page was updated to remove two videos that were from the Oklahoma Capitol.

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