Thursday January 14, 2021
After storming the Capitol
Rioters with “Auschwitz” shirt captured
During the storming of the Capitol, one of the rioters wore a sweatshirt that reads “Camp Auschwitz”. The images go around the world and provoke indignation. Now the police catch the man. Another prominent Capitol riot has been behind bars for days.
After the storming of the Capitol by supporters of the elected US President Donald Trump, a suspect was arrested, according to media reports, who was wearing a sweatshirt with the words “Camp Auschwitz” on it. The police arrested the man wanted by an arrest warrant in Newport News in the state of Virginia, reported the “New York Times” as well as the broadcasters ABC and CBS, citing police circles.
The man was seen in numerous photos inside and outside the Capitol during the riots and had provoked international outrage. On his black “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt there was a skull and the words “Work Brings Freedom” – an approximate translation of “Arbeit macht frei”, the inscription on the gate of the former German concentration camp Auschwitz.
A federal court in Washington issued an arrest warrant against the man on Tuesday, which the Washington Post published. Accordingly, he is charged with illegal entry into a specially secured building as well as violent entry and improper behavior on the Capitol grounds. The public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday that they expected to indict “hundreds” of alleged perpetrators soon.
“QAnon Shaman” also arrested
The “QAnon shaman” Jacob Chansley was arrested on Saturday. Pictures of the 33-year-old with the headdress made of fur and horns, the painted face, the naked torso and the spear with the US flag in hand went around the world.
As the prosecutor in Washington announced, Chansley called the Federal Police FBI himself on Thursday and confirmed that he was the man with the horned headdress. Chansley stated that he had come from Arizona because Trump had called all “patriots” to Washington.
Supporters of Trump stormed the Capitol in the US capital Washington last Wednesday. Five people were killed in the riots, including a police officer. Critics accuse Trump of inciting his supporters at a previous rally.