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Police arrested more Capitol rioters on Saturday, including a man who took the lectern of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, when more graphic details of the insurrection emerged, revealing the violence and brutality of the mob that stormed a seat of American political power.
A bloody officer was crushed in a door screaming on Wednesday’s siege, which forced lawmakers to hide for hours and halt their vote to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Another officer fell over a railing into the crowd below after being struck from behind. Members of the media were cursed, pushed, and beaten.
People protesting the results of the presidential elections inside the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, January 6. (NOW)
The pro-Trump mafia gathered inside the Senate chamber on the United States Capitol. (Getty)

A host of photos and videos captured the riot, which left five dead. Many of the images were taken by the rioters themselves, few of whom were wearing masks that would have reduced not only their chances of contracting the coronavirus, but also their chances of being identified. Some tried hard to stand out.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, an Arizona man seen in mob photos and video with his face painted and wearing a costume that included a horned fur hat, was arrested Saturday and charged with charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct in the Capitol grounds. .

Chansley, better known as Jake Angeli, will remain in custody in Arizona pending a detention hearing to be scheduled during an initial court appearance early next week, Assistant United States Attorney Esther Winne told The Associated Press by email. Chansley did not immediately respond to email and phone messages.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, who was seen in mob photos and videos wearing a horned fur hat, was charged after Wednesday’s Capitol riots. (AP)

Chansley, who had become a staple in his disguise in pro-Trump protests across the country, is now among dozens of people arrested in the wake of the Capitol invasion by a large crowd of Trump supporters enraged by his electoral defeat.

Rioters took over the House and Senate chambers, smashed windows and waved Trump, United States and Confederate flags.

A Florida man accused of stealing Pelosi’s lectern during the chaos was arrested Friday night on a federal warrant and was being held without bond Saturday in Pinellas County, Florida. Jail records do not show if Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida, has an attorney.

Johnson was charged Saturday with robbery, trespassing and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds.

The married father of five was quickly identified on social media by local residents as the man in a photo smiling as he walked through the Capitol rotunda with the MS Pelosi lectern, The Bradenton Herald reported.

Riots in the US Capitol
Adam Johnson has been arrested after taking the lectern from the President of the United States, Nancy Pelosi. (Getty)

Johnson posted on social media that he was in Washington, DC, during Wednesday’s riots and included derogatory comments about the Black Lives Matter movement, according to The Bradenton Herald. These posts were subsequently removed or deleted.

During Wednesday’s violence, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was injured in a clash with attackers and was reportedly hit by a fire extinguisher. He died Thursday night. Another officer was crushed in a doorway, but it is unclear what happened to that officer, whose plight was captured on camera and shared by the progressive organization Status Coup. Members of media organizations, including the AP and The New York Times, were also targeted.

As of Saturday, prosecutors had filed 17 cases in federal district court and another 40 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a variety of crimes ranging from assaulting police officers to entering restricted areas of the U.S. Capitol. Stealing federal property and threatening lawmakers.

Prosecutors said other cases remained sealed, federal agents were searching for dozens more, and the US attorney in Washington promised Friday that “all options were on the table” for the charges, including possible sedition.

Other notable arrests in the Capitol invasion include:

– Doug Jensen, an Iowa man, was jailed early Saturday on federal charges, including burglary and disorderly conduct, for his alleged role in the Capitol riots. Jensen, 41, of Des Moines, was being held without bond at the Polk County Jail and the county sheriff. Ryan Evans said he did not know if Jensen had an attorney. Video posted online during the assault on the Capitol showed a man who appears to be Mr. Jensen, who is white, chasing a black officer down an interior flight of stairs as a crowd of people follow him several steps behind. At various points, the officer says “come back”, without success.

Richard Barnett, a supporter of United States President Donald Trump, sits inside the office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, during the protest inside the United States Capitol in Washington, DC . (AFP via Getty Images)
Richard Barnett, an Arkansas man featured in a widely viewed photo Sitting in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, with her boots on a desk after the assault on the Capitol, was arrested Friday by the FBI. Barnett, 60, turned himself in to FBI agents at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Bentonville, Arkansas. He is incarcerated at the Washington County Detention Center in nearby Fayetteville, Arkansas, without bond pending an initial court appearance, Little Rock FBI spokesman Connor Hagan said. No attorney is listed in the Gravette, Arkansas man’s online prison records.

Capitol fenced off after a day of chaos

Derrick Evans, a West Virginia politician who posted videos online showing himself making his way inside the Capitol, was arrested Friday by the FBI at his home and charged with entering restricted federal property. Evans, who faced bipartisan calls for him to resign, submitted a resignation letter Saturday to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and apologized for his actions. Evans faces charges of entering a restricted area of ​​the United States Capitol after it was broadcast live entering the building with a horde of Trump supporters. In the videos, Mr. Evans is seen hitting a police officer with his fist and then circling the roundabout while yelling, “Our house!”

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