A horn-wearing Donald Trump supporter whose photo during the US Capitol riots went viral has been arrested and charged. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who calls himself Jake Angeli, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The self-styled QAnon "shaman" from Arizona was taken into custody today. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Officer crushed in door as mob storm Capitol How the storming of the Capitol unfolded It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns and a bearskin headdress. He was shirtless, with red, white and blue face paint. He was carrying a six-foot spear with an American stars and stripes flag tied just below the blade. Advertisement His appearance led to the Jamiroquai … [Read more...] about Trump supporter riots: Horn-wearing ‘QAnon shaman’ Jake Angeli arrested and charged
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The young black poet made internationally famous by her recital during the inauguration of Joe Biden says she was followed home by a security guard because she looked "suspicious". Amanda Gorman , who was the US's first National Youth Poet Laureate and was widely praised for her performance in January, says she was regarded as a "threat" because she is black. She told her 1.5 million Twitter followers: "A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because 'you look suspicious.' A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat. https://t.co/MmANtQqpBs — Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) March 6, 2021 "I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of … [Read more...] about Amanda Gorman: Poet says she was tailed by suspicious security guard who thought she was a ‘threat’
IMAGE: Polls show most Japanese households oppose holding the Tokyo Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Japan's government will decide whether to let overseas spectators attend the Summer Olympics in Tokyo by the end of March, Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa said on Wednesday. Her comments were echoed by the head of the organising committee for the Games, Seiko Hashimoto, who said she would like to reach the decision by March 25. Polls show most Japanese oppose holding the Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mainichi newspaper earlier reported that the government was planning to ban overseas spectators due to worries they would spread the coronavirus, citing multiple unnamed sources. "On the matter of overseas spectators ... I personally want to have it decided by the 25th of this month, when the Olympic torch relay will be kicked off," Hashimoto told reporters after a virtual meeting with International Olympic … [Read more...] about No overseas spectators for Tokyo Olympics?
The US Capitol Complex was put into lockdown with no entry or exit, due to an "external security threat". Capitol Police had issued a warning to people in all buildings within the complex to "stay away from exterior windows and doors" and for those outside to "seek cover". But shortly afterwards they confirmed there was "no threat to the public". The Secret Service said firefighters had responded to a "small fire" near the area and that "out of an abundance of caution" the complex was temporarily shutdown. The Capitol Complex on the National Mall in Washington DC, is a group of 20 buildings and offices surrounding the Capitol building itself, that are used by elected officials, the federal government and its departments. Advertisement Earlier this month, protesters stormed the Capitol building leaving five people dead - including a woman who was shot by police inside the building - and caused widespread shock and outrage in America. Since the … [Read more...] about US Capitol Complex lockdown: Police stand down security alert after ‘threat’ warning
AXED SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton has been accused of making "lewd comments" to FOUR female staff. The Sun revealed the ex soldier allegedly told a female contestant he was going to have sex with her . It is claimed that the father of five said: “I’m going to f**k you after this.” His comment was said to have been picked up by the show’s microphones. A production source told The Sun: “When filming a show like SAS: Who Dares Wins, nothing goes unnoticed by the microphones and cameras. “Comments by Ant — whether made in jest or not — were picked up by production and someone complained. “In total up to four women submitted concerns to production bosses. “On the celebrity version of the show he made comments to two female celebrities, both of whom were not single. “Everyone on the show was talking about it among themselves. Staff at Minnow Films, who make the show, say they’ve still got the audio of one alleged incident.” It was one of the … [Read more...] about Axed SAS Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton accused of making ‘lewd comments’ to FOUR female staff