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Black Lives Matter Activist Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged

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Black Lives Matter Activist Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged

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The Black Lives Matter activist who was seen storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged, the Department of Justice said Thursday. A newly released court filing says John Earle Sullivan, 26, told FBI agents last week that he was at the Capitol when the breach happened. He said he entered through a window that had been broken out. He also said he was present when Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot dead by a U.S. Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb into the House Speaker’s Lobby through a window. Sullivan showed agents some of the footage he captured inside the building, which he and others entered illegally. Videos showed Sullivan and others breaking through a barricade, with the Utah man shouting: “There are so many people. Let’s go. This [Expletive] is ours! [Expletive] yeah,” “We accomplished this [expletive]. We did this together. [Expletive] …

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