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Alarming Video Shows Rioters Talking About Specific Schematics Of Capitol Building During Insurrection

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The world is still spinning since the United States Capitol was stormed on January 6, 2021 and new information just keeps coming.

The latest is particularly unsettling as there is not only evidence the violent attack was planned months ahead of time—and out in the open—but rioters may have also had detailed schematics of the Capitol building at their disposal.

A video recorded by one of the rioters from inside the Capitol building appeared on Twitter this week. It showed the explicitly detailed discussion of how to take the rest of the building as well as the Congresspeople who were still inside.

You can watch the video here: 

As if the discovered bombs, weapons, vandalism, looting, zip-tie restraints and cable-fashioned noose were not enough, it’s likely the group had access to schematics of the building, as well.

At the beginning of the video, someone off-camera asked:

“What’s the floorplan?” 

Another man with long hair and a beard explained where to go in the building. 

“We go upstairs and go around. That’s what we’ll do.” 

Someone else yelled about infiltration. 

“We need more people! We need to push forward!” 

Most startlingly, a woman in a pink winter hat began talking to the group from outside the building with a megaphone.

She was previously caught on camera in another video, helping another woman break one of the windows she would use to speak through to direct the group on the inside.

She gave them explicit directions about taking the rest of the building.

“Hey guys, I’ve been in the other room. Listen to me.”

“In another room on the other side of this door, right there where you’re standing, there is a glass that if someone can get broken, you could drop down into the room underneath.”

“There’s also two doors in the other room. One in the rear and one to the right when you go in it (the room).”

“So, you should probably coordinate together if you’re going to take this building.” 

The woman continued to direct the group on how to break another window in their current room, so more people could easily get inside.

The videographer then followed some of the rioters out of the room and into the hallway.

They passed what appeared to be an office, where some insurrectionists were exploring bookshelves. They passed another room where it sounded like items were being broken.

They then reached a room with multiple computer desks, where rioters were attempting to unlock the computers and were taking computer hardware.

In the last seconds of the video, the videographer returned to the room that appeared to be an office to see a man who was attempting to break out a large, half-circle window from the inside.

Twitter users were both disgusted and deeply disturbed by this video. 

The Twitterverse seems to be in agreement  certain people in the video need to be held responsible for their crimes.

The investigation of the storming of the Capitol continues as more people involved are identified and their exact intentions and involvement confirmed.

President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday for his involvement.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.