Wednesday’s March for Trump, a protest by Trump supporters against the election of Joe Biden, descended into an evening of unprecedented chaos as extremists stormed the Capitol building.
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Four people — including a Capitol police officer— died during the attempted coup, that ended more than four hours after the breach when law enforcement regained control of the government building.
The event has been described by President-elect Biden, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and others as domestic terrorism.
The evening is among the most well-documented crimes in US history, and few Trump supporters made an effort to disguise their identify.
Here are some well-known political and cultural figures who were spotted among the crowds inside or outside the Capitol.
Newly elected West Virginia delegate live-streamed himself storming the Capitol
Derrick Evans, a newly elected member of West Virginia’s house of delegates, streamed a video as he stormed the Capitol buildingwith a crowd of Trump extremists.
In a five-minute clip of the video posted on Reddit, Evans chanted “Trump! Trump! Trump!” as the crowd forced open the doors to the Capitol. He flipped the camera round to show himself wearing a black motorcycle helmet.
Evans walked around shouting “We’re in baby!” and “Freedom!”
He is heard warning other rioters not to destroy property, and chants, “Our house!”
Hours after he posted and deleted the video, Evans posted on his Facebook page that he was on a bus headed back to West Virginia.
He claimed that he went to the Capitol as an “independent member of the media to film history.”
Roger Hanshaw, the Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, told WV Metro News that “participating in a violent intentional disruption of one of our nation’s most fundamental political institutions is a crime that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“He will need to answer to his constituents and colleagues regarding his involvement in what has occurred today,” Hanshaw said.
Britney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander attended the march before rioters stormed the Capitol
Britney Spears’ first ex-husband, a childhood friend who she married for 55 hours in 2004, attended the protest, Insider’s Kelly McLaughlin reported.
Jason Allen Alexander — who describes himself online as a “journalist researcher at Conspiracy Theories & History” — posted a selfie on Facebook from the event.
“DC. Millions showed up,” he captioned the photo.
It’s unclear if Alexander was one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes.
He did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Spears married Alexander, who she grew up with in Kentwood, Louisiana, during a trip to Las Vegas in January 2004. Their marriage was annulled 55 hours later.
QAnon influencer who goes by ‘Q Shaman’ was highly visible at the siege
Jake Angeli, a leader in the QAnon conspiracy-theory movement, took photos from the Senate sais and marched through the Capitol with a megaphone, Insider’s Rachel Greenspan reported.
Angeli, who is known for wearing red, white, and blue face paint and a horned helmet, regularly attends …read more
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