Rioters tried to avoid wasting man with chest compressions amid Capitol riot: video – Thebritishjournal

Pro-Trump protesters attempted to resuscitate a man outside of the US Capitol building amid the violent unrest that left five dead in Washington DC, video shows.

Footage showed two people performing chest compressions on the unidentified man on the ground Wednesday as others called for help.

“We’re trying to save this guy’s life right now,” said Tyler Baggins, who filmed the video.

The group then cleared a path to carry the man from out of the crowd.

“Get out of the way, everybody. We’ve got to get this guy out of here,” Baggins could be heard saying.

“Hopefully we can get this guy an ambulance… We’ve got a couple minutes here. This guy has been down for five minutes.”

But after carrying him for about a minute, they stop to attempt CPR again on him.

It’s unclear what happened to him, but some members of the crowd speculated that he suffered a heart attack.

The Capitol Hill mayhem on Wednesday left five people dead, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher.

Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by Capitol Police as she tried to breach a barricade into the House chambers.

Police said the three other victims appear to have died from “medical emergencies.” They were identified as Kevin Greeson, 55; Benjamin Philips, 50; and Rosanne Boyland, 34.

Rioters tried to save man with chest compressions amid Capitol riot: video The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.

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