In a clip obtained by American Greatness, peaceful protestors on the west side of the Capitol building on January 6 are shown confronted by U.S. Capitol Police reportedly using flashbangs—a type of stun grenade used to disorient a target’s senses—and rubber bullets. The approximate time of the confrontation was around 1:36 p.m.
(Note: the clip contains strong language throughout and is probably not safe for work.)
The man speaking in the video is Kash Kelly, a former gang member and founder of the Streetlights Unity Movement and Foundation, a group he launched in 2020 in opposition to Black Lives Matters to help at-risk people in inner-cities, Kelly told me during a brief interview from a Washington, D.C. jail Thursday afternoon. He was an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump.
“The police started shooting at people,” Kelly told me. “There were kids in the crowd.”
This appears to contradict widespread reports and some testimony that claimed police did not use these crowd control devices on January 6.
Kelly was arrested on January 14 and charged with two misdemeanors. He was transported on March 8 to the D.C. jail holding January 6 detainees, where he remains awaiting trial.