Members of the Nationwide Guard collect exterior the US Capitol. (Stefani Reynolds, Getty Photographs by way of AFP)
A US Capitol rioter seen carrying a “Camp Auschwitz” T-shirt taunting Jews over the Nazi demise camp was arrested Wednesday, the FBI stated.
The FBI Norfolk Joint Terrorism Activity Drive arrested Robert Keith Packer of Newport Information, Virginia, they confirmed.
Packer was charged with violent or disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds and illegally getting into the Capitol constructing, based on court docket paperwork.
Photos of Packer carrying the T-shirt sparked anger and dismay all through the Jewish neighborhood. Auschwitz was a part of an unlimited community of demise and focus camps throughout Europe arrange as a part of Adolf Hitler’s “Closing Answer” of genocide concentrating on hundreds of thousands of European Jews.
The Nazis killed 1.1 million folks on the Auschwitz camp alone.
Packer’s T-shirt additionally carried the phrase “Work Brings Freedom,” the taunting phrase posted over the Auschwitz gates within the Nineteen Forties.
The Norfolk FBI stated that one other suspect within the 6 January assault on the US Capitol, Douglas Allen Candy of Grimstead, Virginia, was arrested as effectively on Wednesday.
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