Weekend Reads United States / Capitol: Milicians of the extreme right charged for seditious conspiracy
Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered
NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of Joe Biden was as clear as day: democracy under siege, live-streamed in real time. Yet a year later, when it comes to a where-were-you moment in U.S. history, there is far from national consensus. A Quinnipiac poll found that 93% of Democrats considered it an attack on the government, but only 29% of Republicans agreed. In a recent CBS-YouGov poll, 85% of Democrats called the riot an “insurrection” while only 21% of GOP voters did.
USA-Capitole-Security-Justice: United States / Capitol: Milicians of extreme right charged for seditious conspiracy
by Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe
Washington (Reuters) - The founder of the Oath Keepers ("Guardians of the Oath"), Stewart Rhodes, and ten members alleged from the extreme right militia were charged Thursday by the seditious federal federal prosecutor's prosecracy for their role in the murderous assault against Capitol, Washington, January 6, 2021.
According to Prosecutors, Stewart Rhodes A Accused of his group, in the days having preceded the attack on one of the emblems of American democracy, which had to be prepared for a "bloody and desperate fighting".
"I will not let anyone put the knife under the throat of" American (biden) democracy
a year after the storm of the Capitol, the American president stated that his predecessor, Donald Trump, had "attempted to prevent a peaceful transfer of power ". Joe Biden promised to leave "no one put the knife under the throat of" American democracy. © Greg Nash / The Hill The American President Joe Biden, pronouncing a speech at the Capitol, on 06/01/2022, one year after the assault led in this place by supporters of Donald Trump.
While the authorities have done since then to several hundreds of arrests, this is the first time that suspects are charged with seditious conspiracy, defined as an attempt to "overthrow, crumble or destroy by force the government the United States".
several thousand supporters of former President Donald Trump, who was still the tenant of the White House, led an assault against the Capitol in the aim of preventing the Congress from certifying the victory of Joe Biden In the presidential election of November 2020.
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"We're going to have a fight," said Stewart Rhodes to its allies via the signal messaging application, according to the prosecutors. "It can not be avoided".
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After his first set Joe Biden must just clear himself. He often makes that at the beginning of his speeches, which are rarely rousing. However, this time, the energetic air firing effects like a liberation: what the American President framed by Statues will comment in the historic dome hall of the Capitol in the historic dome hall in the following 25 minutes, fundamentally differs from his usual lectures in tone and passion.
According to the deed of charge, Stewart Rhodes would have started to send in November 2020 (the presidential election took place on November 3, 2020, NDLR) messages to its followers to ask them to oppose force to the transfer power at the White House.
OATH KEEPERS are a group of activists who think the federal government encroaches on their rights and who are striving to recruit a priority for alumni and current police, army and relief services. .
Among the eleven people charged Thursday, nine were already targeted by other accusations related to the attack on the Capitol.
Members of other far-right groups, including Proud Boys, were also charged for their stake in the assault.
After his electoral defeat against Joe Biden, Donald Trump repeatedly reiterated the victory of his rival Democrat resulted from a vast fraud. He reiterated his accusations during an incendiary speech near the White House, before a crowd of his followers take the direction of the Capitol.
earlier this month, during a speech to commemorate the first anniversary of the attack, Joe Biden accused Donald Trump to still be a threat today for democracy.
(Reportage Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe; French version Jean Terzian)
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