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Q-Anon, Confederate flag man, and Baked Alaska – here are the people who stormed the building

Sky News

As protesters stormed America’s home of democracy, the focus quickly turned to who they are – and why they were there.

Among the sea of “Make America Great Again” red caps there were those dressed in elaborate costumes and others wearing what appeared to be full-on assault gear, while some brandished highly offensive flags and clothing.

Sky News looks at some who have been identified:

Ashli Babbitt

The 35-year-old Air Force veteran was shot dead by a plain-clothed police officer after storming the Capitol with other protesters and attempting to enter the House chamber, Washington Police Chief Robert Contee said.

Her husband, Aaron, told KUSI TV she served four tours of duty during her 14 years in the Air Force and was from San Diego.


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  1. From the article:

    “A fellow Trump supporter, who witnessed the shooting, said she did not listen to police and secret service telling them to “get back, get down, get out of the way”.”

    If this shooting incident is analyzed by the methods that are commonly advocated in the examples of ‘shooting or hurting unarmed people’ over the last few years, I think we will discover that shooting this (unarmed?) woman is wrong. (not surprising…)

    However, I think that this will induce a lot of hand-wringing even in the biased MSM, figuring out how it’s proper to ‘explain’ this incident.

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