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Filipino American man sentenced to 45 days in jail for role in Jan. 6 riot

  • Kene Brian Lazo was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Thursday for his role during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
  • The FBI arrested Lazo in Norfolk, Virgina, on May 28, 2021, and he had his first court appearance the following month.
  • Lazo was charged with Knowingly Entering or Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds or in a Capitol Building; and Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building.
  • According to the statement of offense filed in federal court, Lazo was in The Capitol for around 19 minutes. He reportedly entered the building around 14 minutes after the members of the House and Senate, which included then-Vice President Mike Pence, were evacuated.
  • He was pictured wearing a black helmet, orange goggles and an American flag as a cape during the riot. He was also seen carrying a traditional Filipino broom with a disc attached to it – similar in design to that of Captain America's shield – with the words “FALSE MEDIA = COUP” and “PANDEMIC HOAX = COUP.”

A Filipino American man pictured carrying a walis tambo (traditional Filipino broom) during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Thursday.

Kene Brian Lazo was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Thursday and received an order to pay $500 in restitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.

NY State Senator Sparks Outrage After Calling Capitol Riots ‘Scarier’ Than 9/11

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New York State Sen. John Liu has come under fire after suggesting that the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol is “more frightening” than the Sept. 11 attacks.

The Taiwan-born lawmaker, who represents the 11th District in northeast Queens, made his remark about an hour before the Sergeant-at-Arms announced that the building had been secured from rioters.

Japanese Pro-Trump Supporters Stage Their Own Rally in Tokyo During Capitol Hill Riot

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Just as violence was erupting on Capitol Hill with rioters storming the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a large protest was also developing in Japan. 

Pro-Trump Japanese: Chanting anti-Chinese Communist Party and anti-media slogans, groups of demonstrators were filmed marching in Tokyo in apparent support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, Metro reports.

NJ Congressman Andy Kim Helps Clean Up Capitol Building Following Riot

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Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) decided to help out ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) officers to clean up the trash in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill siege on Thursday morning.

A helping hand: The 38-year-old U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District assisted officers after seeing the mess left by the pro-Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, according to Associated Press.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Resigns Following Riot on Capitol Hill

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Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation under the Trump administration, announced her resignation on Thursday afternoon, citing the pro-Trump riots on the Capitol as the reason for her early leave.

The reason: In an email to her colleagues shared on her Twitter account, Chao announced that she would be stepping down from her position because of what occurred “specifically yesterday,” a source told Axios.