Long Islanders, local lawmakers weigh in on violent protests at US Capitol

News 12 heard first-hand accounts from people who were there.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2021, 6:31 PM

Updated 1,196 days ago

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People across the country, and many on Long Island couldn't believe what happened in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
News 12 heard first-hand accounts from people who were there.
Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi was inside the chamber at the time.
"Someone went to the speaker's chair and announced that uh there were gas masks under our seats and open them up and be prepared to use them, because tear gas had been used in the Statuary Hall of the Rotunda, uh be prepared to shelter under you chair, or anything you could, if it was necessary," said Suozzi.


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