Capitol rioters reportedly were in positions of authority


Rioters at the U.S. Capitol, image credit: NBC News

WASHINGTON – When the siege happened on January 6th, there were some citizens identified to be police officers, military veterans, a state lawmaker, and even an Olympic medalist in the crowd. This diversity in rioters extends all the way to Hawaii, all of which are in support of incumbent President Donald Trump. Some would even bring weapons and explosives, which would eventually lead to the 5 deaths that happened that day. 80 rioters so far have been charged according to the Justice Department spokeswoman.

(Compiled from Reuters for the Guilford Voyager by Anthony Paez, original reporting by Brad Heath and Sarah N Lynch )