Bullhorn Lady Capitol Riots

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‘Bullhorn lady’ gives detailed instructions in viral video of Capitol riots

A viral video shows that the Capitol rioters were coordinated.

Jan 13, 2021, 12:20 pm*

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Claire Goforth

A viral video shows people in the Capitol riots coordinating their attack on Congress. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in the violent assault intended to overthrow the election results so that President Donald Trump could remain in office.

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"What's the floor plan?" a man asks at the beginning of the video, which is filmed from inside the building. The room is crowded and chaotic.

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"We need a plan. We need enough people. We need to push forward," shouts another man.

Seconds later, a woman in a pink hat and sunglasses appears in the window.

"Hey guys, I've been in the other room..." she says into a bullhorn, then proceeds to deliver detailed instructions on how to take the building.

"In the other room on the other side of this door right here where you are standing, there is a glass that somebody, if it's broken, you can drop down into a room underneath it," she says, gesturing.

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"There's also two doors in the other room. One in the rear, and one to the right as you go in."

"So people should probably coordinate together if you're going to take this building."

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"We're in, we've got another window to break to make getting in and out easy," she adds.

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The group begins filing out of the room. They crowd into an adjacent office, where some appear to pilfer random items, including a power cord.

The conclusion of the video finds them in yet another room, where a man can be seen attempting to break a window.

The two-minute video posted by Chris Morris on Twitter has racked up more than 2 million views in mere hours. Twitter users are stunned and outraged by the level of coordination.

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"These people are terrorists, not protestors... They were on a mission," tweeted one.

"This is not a protest," opined Charles Booker, the former Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate.

Many echoed this thought, and urged social media users to identify the people, particularly the woman giving directions, who's been dubbed #bullhornlady.

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Videos and images of other angles of the carnage surfaced as users attempt to figure out the perpetrators' names. Online efforts to identify those responsible have been ongoing since the riots, with some success.

One video shot from outside shows the woman with the bullhorn and others using a long tube to bust out a window.

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Meanwhile, an archived website that's been wiped of all content since Jan. 6 contained maps and instructions for what it described as a "wild protest." Twitter users believe this is further evidence of coordination.

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Federal law enforcement is actively pursuing numerous arrests. As of Tuesday, 160 cases had been opened and 70 arrested.

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2021, 12:16 pm