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U.S. Capitol assault hearings to open with injured police officer and filmmaker -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Trump supporters react to the tear gas in a confrontation with Washington police officers, on January 6th, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

(Reuters) – A Donald Trump supporter injured by a police officer and a film maker who documented some Capitol riot leaders will be the witnesses at Thursday’s hearings, organizers stated.

With five months remaining until the Nov. 8 elections, which will decide who controls Congress in the coming two years, the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee is going to attempt to undo Republican attempts to minimize or negate the violence of Jan. 6. 2021.

At 8 PM, Thursday will be the first hearing of the public. ET (0000 GMT June 10) is a primetime spot that aims to attract as much attention as possible from Americans. It will air live on all major networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS and CBS.

Caroline Edwards (U.S. Capitol Officer) has been unable to return to previous duties due to a traumatic brain injury. Nick Quested (a filmmaker who captured footage of Proud Boys’ right-wing band and documenting events in that morning), will be appearing.

The next two weeks will see five additional hearings.

The attack resulted in four deaths, two of them fatally by police officers and three of them from natural causes. More than 100 people were also injured and four police officers died later.