NEWSWEEK: Fact Check: Were There Armed Protesters at the Capitol on January 6?

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Release date: 13/6/2022

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TitleFact Check: Were There Armed Protesters at the Capitol on January 6?
Media name/outletNewsweek
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date13/06/22
DescriptionAmerican politics expert Professor Angelia Wilson of the University of Manchester, told Newsweek that insurrection is an act of violent resistance against a civil authority or government, that may involve any weapon or hand-to-hand combat.

"On January 6th, the act of using a crowd-control railing to hit those charged with defending the Capitol building is an act of insurrection," Wilson said.

"Had the protesters reached Vice President Pence, it would not have mattered if they used a gun or a noose, attacking the Vice-President is an act of insurrection.

"There is no doubt that protesters who violently attacked those defending the Capitol on January 6th were committing acts of insurrection."
URLhttps://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-were-there-armed-protesters-capitol-january-6-1715326
PersonsAngelia Wilson