By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Virginia man who participated in the assault on the US Capitol wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt is among those arrested by the FBI for the assault, several reported media. on Tuesday. Robert Keith Parker appeared in a virtual hearing in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on charges of trespassing and trespassing and disorderly conduct. The details of his arrest were still under secrecy at the time of his court appearance and he was released on his own word. The media reported that Parker was the man depicted in many photographs of last Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol with a sweatshirt stamped with the words “Camp Auschwitz.” Auschwitz was the Nazi death camp where around 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were killed in gas chambers or by other means during World War II. The sweatshirt also featured a skull and crossbones and the words “Work brings freedom,” echoing the slogan in German above the Auschwitz gates. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Justice Department has filed at least 70 cases in connection with the riot on Capitol Hill, in which five people were killed when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building, scaled walls and ransacked offices. Many of those cases remain sealed and a grand jury has been convened in Washington, DC to review the possible charges. Many of those arrested were captured on video and in photos, and some bragged about their actions. The FBI has been reviewing more than 100,000 images and videos while trying to track down the suspects. Acting US Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that while many of those in custody were arrested on less serious charges, such as trespassing, he expects some offenders to face more serious charges. Possible charges that some people could face include seditious conspiracy or felony murder in connection with the death of a Capitol police officer. At least two other suspects linked to the events on Capitol Hill are due to make initial appearances in federal court in New York on Wednesday, and another suspect already in custody for threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the mayor. from Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser. He will appear in federal court in Washington for a detention hearing.
Man in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt among those arrested for his role in riots at the US Capitol By Reuters
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