QAnon Shaman Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots

QAnon Shaman Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots

A prominent follower of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon has been charged over the US Capitol riots.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, referred to as Jake Angeli, is in custody on charges including violent entry and disorderly behavior .
Mr Chansley, who calls himself the QAnon Shaman, is allegedly the person pictured with a painted face, hat and horns inside Congress on Wednesday.
Donald Trump faces another impeachment charge for his role within the unrest.
Democrats accuse the president of encouraging the riots, during which five people died.
The FBI has been appealing to the general public to assist bring the assailants to justice.
Mr Chansley has not commented publicly on the fees .
A statement from the federal attorney for Washington DC said: “It is alleged that Chansley was identified because the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol wearing horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants.
“This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet long , with an American flag tied slightly below the blade.”


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