Horn-wearing QAnon ‘shaman’ arrested and charged over pro-Trump riots at Capitol

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A horn-wearing Donald Trump supporter whose photo during the US Capitol riots went viral has been arrested and charged.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, who calls himself Jake Angeli, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The self-styled QAnon “shaman” from Arizona was taken into custody today.

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It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns and a bearskin headdress. He was shirtless, with red, white and blue face paint.

He was carrying a six-foot spear with an American stars and stripes flag tied just below the blade.

His appearance led to the Jamiroquai hashtag trending on social media after comparisons between the protester and the 90s pop group.

Its frontman Jay Kay was forced to deny it was him taking part in the riots.

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Police also arrested another man who achieved notoriety around the world after he was photographed carrying the US House Speaker’s podium in the Capitol riots.

Adam Christian Johnson was taken to the Pinellas County jail in his home state of Florida on Friday.

The 36-year-old had been quickly identified on social media, and then his local newspaper, the Bradenton Herald, discovered he was from Parrish, a small community about 25 miles (40 km) south of the city of Tampa, where police officers found him.

Adam Christian Johnson - the man who became infamous around the world after he was photographed carrying the US House Speaker's podium in the Capitol riots. He was arrested on Jan 8 2021
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Adam Christian Johnson was photographed carrying the US House Speaker’s podium in the Capitol riots

And Republican West Virginian politician Derrick Evans joined them.

The 35-year-old newly-elected member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates, was livestreaming on Facebook as he and other protesters pushed their way into one of the Capitol’s entrances carrying Trump flags and signs.

He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

He was taken into custody on Friday.

Derrick Evans later deleted the video and released a statement saying that he didn’t have any “negative interactions” with police
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Derrick Evans later deleted his Facebook video and released a statement saying he had no ‘negative interactions’ with police

The FBI had been asking for the public’s help in identifying rioters who stormed the Capitol – and for the people who planted pipe bombs nearby.

Some of the 68 people arrested after Wednesday’s riot appeared in court on Thursday charged with unlawful entry, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest or carrying an unregistered firearm.

But there are still some who have not yet been tracked down, so the FBI made a public appeal – and offered rewards for information about the missing suspects.

Five people died in the riot on Wednesday, including a Capitol Hill police officer.

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