Biden says anti-racism protesters treated ‘very differently’ by police

President-elect Joe Biden accuses US authorities of treating pro-Trump protesters more leniently than anti-racism demonstrators who were forcibly dispersed by police in Washington last year.

“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday… they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” Biden says.

“We all know that’s true, and it is unacceptable.”

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks at the Queen Theater on January 6, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware, urging President Donald Trump to “step up” and stop the assault on the Capitol. (JIM WATSON / AFP)