Donald Trump instigated riots on Capitol Hill, say family of Roseanne Boyland – one of five people to die in riot on Capitol Hill


A Trump supporter was “trampled to death” as a crowd stormed the Capitol according to her family who begged her not to join the protest.

She was in the rotunda, the circular domed room used for ceremonies, when her relatives believe she was run over as protesters rampaged through the government building.

Footage from Wednesday’s clashes showed Trump backing activists ransacking offices and trying to break into the room where politicians were preparing to ratify Biden’s presidency.

Capitol Hill Police performed CPR on Ms Boyland after her collapse, but she was pronounced dead in hospital less than an hour later.

Her family said it was the first Trump rally she had attended and that they had tried to talk her out of traveling from her home in Georgia to Washington.

They said she arrived there on Tuesday and planned to ‘stay behind’, but was excited by Trump’s speeches claiming voter fraud.


They said they blamed his death with Trump.

One parent said: ‘She really believed in Trump and that’s it. It was her first, she wasn’t even supposed to go. We didn’t all want her to go. She stayed behind and after (Trump) ‘s speech.

“They’re still working on (the details). Someone said she was stepped on, others said she collapsed… we’re still trying to figure it out.

“Roseanne, like a lot of people out there, was really passionate about her beliefs, like she was right.

“I personally think the president caused a riot that claimed the lives of four of his biggest fans. One of them was my sister.

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“I personally believe we should invoke the 25th Amendment.” The amendment would mean that President Trump would be deemed unfit to perform his duties.

(Benjamin Phillips / Keith Haupt / Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)

Kevin Greeson, 55, of Alabama and Benjamin Phillips, 50, also died in clashes in and around the Captiol.

Mr. Phillips, a computer programmer who had traveled to Washington with dozens of other Trump fans from Pennsylvania, suffered a stroke.

He founded the Trumparoo website which serves as a platform for Trump supporters to contact each other.

His family said, “Kevin had a history of high blood pressure and, in the midst of the excitement, suffered a heart attack.”

The fifth person to die was US Air Force veteran Ashli ​​Babbitt, 35, who was shot dead when she stormed Capitol Hill with other Trump supporters.

Before the protest, she tweeted: “Nothing can stop us. They can try and try and try, but the storm is here and it’s coming down to Dc in less than 24 hours. ”

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