Peaceful Protest or Capitol Riot? Where You Stood Determined Your Point of View

Unpacking 120 seconds and 120 viewpoints from Parler videos

David Leibowitz
Feb 7 · 8 min read
A pivotal moment during the Capitol Riot was annotated from a YouTube screenshot.

Depending upon where you stood or pointed your lens meant the difference between witnessing violent destruction, a pastor in prayer, an attack on police, a rioter’s death, or absolutely nothing at all.

Cameras side by side had opposing views

Compilation of four varying points of view from the same 30-second sequence. (Author)

120 seconds and 120 different POVs

4:26 pm

4:27 pm

4:28 pm

Multiple viewpoints from 4:28 pm include selfies, destruction, attack, and a sea of ignorance (Author screengrabs from public video)

Ignorance is not bliss

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Breaker of treadmills. Contributions in XBOX Mag, Forbes, CNN, OneZero & industry rags. @ retail, CPG, health/wellness, education, culture & tech.

Digital Diplomacy

Tech, digital, and innovation, at the intersection with policy, government, and social good.