Far-right extremists call for MORE violence ahead of inauguration as experts warn it may be WORSE than Capitol riot

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IN the aftermath of the riot on the US Capitol, experts are warning that far-right extremists are calling for more violence ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The attack on the Capitol building on Wednesday led to the deaths of five people and was condemned by political leaders on both sides of the spectrum, including Vice President Mike Pence.

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Far-right extremists have expressed determination to go back to the Capitol when Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20[/caption]

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A riot broke out as Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol after he gave a speech on Wednesday[/caption]

The chaos also led the creators of Facebook and Twitter to ban Donald Trump from using their social media sites, claiming the president could use them to incite more violence.

However, the consequences seem to have done little to dissuade the radical right, as members are still taking to online communities to insist that the fight is not over.

Experts warn that these extremists may feel even more emboldened as Joe Biden is set to be sworn in as president during inauguration on January 20.

“We are seeing … chatter from these white supremacists, from these far-right extremists. They feel emboldened in this moment,” Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, told CNN.


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Five people were killed in Wednesday’s violence, including a member of the Capitol Police[/caption]

On Wednesday, Joe Biden pleaded with Trump’s supporters to leave the Capitol building

“We fully expect that this violence could actually get worse before it gets better.”

Several Trump supporters have pledged on sites like Parler to show up on Inauguration Day to again attack the nation’s Capitol.

“Many of us will return on January 19, 2021 carrying Our weapons,” wrote a Parler user who goes by the handle Colonel007.

“We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match.”

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Far-right extremists stormed the Capitol to protest the results of the 2020 election[/caption]

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Jake Angeli was arrested days after the attempted coup[/caption]

Another took to pro-Trump forum, thedonald.win, to insist that Trump, who lost the 2020 election to Biden by around seven million votes, will still be sworn in on January 20.

“We must not let the communists win,” the user wrote on Thursday, a day after the attempted coup. “Even if we have to burn DC to the ground. Tomorrow we take back DC and take back our country.”

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Adam Johnson, seen here carrying Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, has also been arrested[/caption]

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Some members of the radical right have suggested they will return to DC for inauguration.[/caption]

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The deadly attempted coup on Wednesday led to more than 50 people being arrested[/caption]

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Doug Jensen, who is pictured yelling in a cop’s face above, was arrested on Saturday[/caption]

The fact that the extremists were able to get past Capitol Police and into the Capitol building as Congress was certifying the results of the presidential election has raised concerns about how secure inauguration will be.

At least one of the rioters who was arrested after Wednesday’s attack, self-proclaimed shaman and QAnon conspiracy theorist Jake Angeli, said that he would like to return to DC on Inauguration Day.

Photos of Angeli inside the Capitol building, wearing horns, a fur hood, and American flag face paint on his face were shared widely after Wednesday’s attempted coup.

“If I could come back for the inauguration, that would be great,” Angeli told journalist Tik Root earlier this week, before he was arrested.

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Derrick Evans, a recently elected West Virginia politician, was also arrested for entering the Capitol on Wednesday[/caption]

He also added that he did not “smash any windows” or “vandalize anything” while he was inside the Capitol during the failed coup, which forced Congress to delay certifying the election for hours as congresspeople hid, waiting for the building to clear out.

Several of the other rioters who were photographed inside the Capitol building on Wednesday have been arrested as well.

Stay-at-home dad Adam Johnson, who was seen grinning as he carried House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, was arrested, as was Richard Barnett, the man seen putting his feet up on her desk.

Doug Jensen, an Iowa man who was pictured at the Capitol wearing a QAnon shirt and yelling in a police officer’s face, was also arrested on Saturday.


Derrick Evans, a recently elected West Virginia politician, was also arrested for entering the Capitol on Wednesday and destroying government property.

Evans allegedly live-streamed himself at the violent riots encouraging others to break into the Capitol building.

He resigned from his recently acquired position in the West Virginia House of Delegates after his arrest, and issued an apology shortly thereafter.

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