Neo-Nazis and conspiracy ideologues: These stormers of the US Parliament are well known


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Numerous Trump supporters who stormed the US Congress on Wednesday are no strangers. Among them are prominent firearms proponents, neo-Nazis and conspiracy ideologues.

Firearms advocate

An intruder and Trump supporter poses with a foot on the desk of Nancy Pelosi, US Congress spokeswoman. He is Richard Barnett, a well-known firearms proponent.

A middle-aged man in jeans and boots leans back in an office chair and places one foot on the desk of US Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the chairman of the House of Representatives. The 60-year-old from the US state of Arkansas is Richard Barnett, a well-known firearms proponent. “I was pushed into this,” said Barnett, who runs a Facebook firearm rights group, told Arkansas broadcaster KFSM 5News. “I was looking for the toilet.”

Barnett added that he had the right to be in Pelosi’s office. This was finally paid for from tax revenues. “This is my desk. I am a taxpayer, ”he said. Before leaving the office, he said he took an envelope with him and left Pelosi a note describing her as a “hooker”.

QAnon followers

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The man with a fur hat and horns is said to be 33-year-old Jake Angeli, a well-known supporter of the right-wing extremist conspiracy theory QAnon.

A tattooed Trump fan stands in the corridor of the Capitol with a bare torso, a painted face and a fur hat with buffalo horns. He has a megaphone and a US flag with him. The 33-year-old is Jake Angeli, a well-known supporter of the right-wing extremist conspiracy theory QAnon. Angeli was photographed by an AFP journalist during a demonstration in the state of Arizona in November and introduced herself as a “shaman and advisor to Trump supporters”. Even then he wore his fur hat.

Angeli describes herself as the “digital soldier” of the QAnon movement. This sees the outgoing US President Donald Trump as a fighter against a criminal and satanist organization of pedophiles, the democratic politician, the billionaire George Soros and various Hollywood stars should belong. “We are patriots on the front lines in Arizona and we want to bring our positive energy to (Washington) DC,” he wrote on the Parler online platform in December. Online users had mistakenly identified the man with the fur hat as the front man of the British band Jamiroquai, Jay Kay. This denied on Twitter: “I’m afraid I wasn’t with these freaks.”

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Neo-Nazi

According to the civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center, Matthew Heimbach is the “face of the new generation of white nationalists”.

In the photo next to Angeli is the 29-year-old well-known right-wing extremist Matthew Heimbach. The civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as “the face of the new generation of white nationalists”. Heimbach was one of the organizers of a far-right demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017, in which a woman was killed by a neo-Nazi.

“Patriot”

A crying woman kneels in front of a memorial for Ashli ​​Babbitt.  The 44-year-old was shot while storming the US Capitol.

A crying woman kneels in front of a memorial for Ashli ​​Babbitt. The 44-year-old was shot while storming the US Capitol.

The woman who was shot in the Capitol was named Ashli ​​Babbitt, according to police, and lived near San Diego in southern California. She was a US Air Force veteran. Babbitt had spread support messages for Trump on Twitter. Her husband described her on the channel Kusi-TV as a staunch Trump supporter and “great patriot”. “Nothing will stop us,” she wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. “The storm is here and will hit the capital in less than 24 hours!”

Thief with a lectern

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Identified by local media as Adam Johnson, the stolen lectern in arm is waving at a photographer’s camera.

A man in a Trump winter hat smiles at the cameras with great satisfaction as he carries a lectern out of the Capitol. US local media identified him as Adam Johnson, 36, a father of five from Florida. (afp)

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