- 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.
Three House Democratic members have tested positive for COVID-19, days after the violent U.S. Capitol siege.
What happened: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) was the first to announce she tested positive for the virus on Monday, according to BBC.
Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) shared photos on Twitter of where she hid during the Capitol Hill siege on Jan. 6.
In a tweet, the 45-year-old Queens representative showed how she barricaded herself inside her room as chaos erupted throughout the building, according to NBC New York.
Notable Asian American and Pacific Islander politicians have spoken out against the actions of some Trump supporters who stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday as Congress prepared to certify the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.
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.
Violence and chaos brought about by the ongoing extradition bill crisis continued to permeate Hong Kong as more clashes between protesters and police took place last week.
Hong Kong protesters who were gathered outside Tin Shui Wai Police Station on Wednesday morning were injured after a private vehicle’s drive-by firework attack on the crowd. Six people were reportedly injured from the fireworks that were suddenly let off toward their direction following an escalation of violence that erupted the night before.
A group of masked men attacked anti-government protesters and commuters at a Hong Kong train station on Sunday night, leaving at least 48 people injured and one person in critical condition.
Armed with sticks and wearing face masks, men in white T-shirts were captured on video storming the station at Yuen Long district and hitting anyone they could.
On Sunday, Paris police fatally shot 56-year-old Shaoyo Liu at his home in front of his family, sparking riots that left three officers injured and got 35 demonstrators arrested.
Police said that officers from the anti-crime brigade arrived at Liu’s home on Sunday night after receiving a call from a neighbor to deal with a dispute between the man and his family, according to Le Monde.