More than 2,000 police officers were assaulted or injured—and at least one was killed—during the riots that followed the death of George Floyd in 2020. More than 16,000 persons were arrested. And the riots caused upward of $2 billion in damage.
During the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 140 police officers were assaulted or injured, upward of 600 persons were arrested, and the damage caused was estimated as high as $1.5 million.
These are among the many comparisons that can be found in a database recently published by RealClearInvestigations (RCI): A Resource on Violent Political Unrest.
Through this database, RCI has sought to bring much-needed balance to the public discourse about the problem of political violence in the United States. While many in Washington and the media have focused on January 6, polling indicates that a large majority of Americans support investigating the 2020 riots as well. We invite readers to visit the database, read the facts, and draw their own conclusions.
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