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MAGA supporters who broke into the US Capitol are being identified and arrested by the feds

MAGA supporters who broke into the US Capitol are being identified and arrested by the feds

One of them was captured sitting with his leg up on Nancy Pelosi's desk while another waved at the camera as he stole the house speaker's lectern.

Since the attack on the US Capitol was launched on January 6, investigations have been launched to identify the people behind the insurrection. Law enforcement officials have been trying to arrest the people who are seen in the photographs and video clips, forcing their way through the building and damaging property.

By January 7, it was reported that about 82 arrests were made in connection to the attack; more than 60 were arrested for curfew violation and nearly 40 were arrested for unlawful entry, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Below are some of the rioters who grew (in)famous overnight and were charged in connection with the violent incident.

Jake Angeli

Inside the Senate chamber, wearing horns and a fur hat was Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by Jake Angeli, a self-proclaimed QAnon Shaman.

While many consider January 6, 2020 as a dark day of insurgency and violence, Jake Angeli called it a "beautiful day."

A protester screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Source: Getty Images | Photo by Win McNamee)

Charged over the US Capitol riots, Jake Angeli is a prominent supporter of the QAnon, a group of conspiracy theorists and believers who think Trump is their knight in shining armor, waging a war against what they call Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, in the media, and in business, as reported by BBC.

In a previous interview, Jake Angeli also said that he can "see into these other higher dimensions that these entities - these pedophiles, these rapists, these really high up people... that they almost hide in the shadows in," as reported by The Sun.



 

Following the attack on the Capitol building, Jake Angeli told BBC that it was a day of "patriots doing what our founding fathers would have done."

It was also reported that he did not publically comment on the charges against him.

Adam Johnson

One of the most striking, and some might even say amusing photograph from the day would be that of Adam Johnson, grinning as he walked away with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern. After Trump and his supporters accusing BLM protesters of looting, the irony of Johnson waving as he steals federal property is quite stark.

Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.
(Source: Getty Images | Photo by Win McNamee)

"Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Johnson was arrested yesterday and is currently in custody," read an official statement.

According to the Daily Mail, he is a stay-at-home dad to five children and is married to a doctor.



 

Richard Barnett

When Richard Barnett took a break from forcing his way through the US Capitol and being a part of the chaos, he sat in Pelosi's office and kicked his feet back up on her desk.



 

The man was later identified and arrested from his home in Arkansas and charged with entering a restricted area, "violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," and "theft of public money, property, or records." Officials documents also note that he "allegedly entered a restricted area of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi," as reported by NPR.



 

According to BBC, he left a note for Pelosi that read, "We will not back down."

Doug Jensen

It is believed that one of the men who led the way in storming through the Capitol building was 41-year-old Doug Jensen. Footage captured and shared online shows a mob tailing a Black officer into the premises, and one of the men appears to be Jensen, as reported by The Gazette.



 

The officer can be heard saying, "get back," but the aggressive mob continues trailing behind him.

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jensen, from Iowa, was arrested on five federal charges, which include trespassing and disorderly conduct counts.

Larry Rendall Brock, Jr.

Wearing a combat helmet and body armor, Larry Rendall Brock, Jr. walked around the Capitol building with zip-tie handcuffs, which he later said he picked up from the floor.

Retired Air Force officer Larry Rendall Brock, Jr. seen wearing a combat helmet and tactical gear.
(Source: Getty Images | Photo by Win McNamee)

The 55-year-old father of three is a retired Air Force officer who was arrested in Texas for knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, as reported by The New Yorker.

"This individual is no longer serving in the Air Force Reserve. He retired in 2014. As a private citizen, the Air Force no longer has jurisdiction over him," said Ann Stefanek, an Air Force spokesperson.

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