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Proud Boys Organizer Charged in Storming of Capitol

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Proud Boys Organizer Charged in Storming of Capitol


Federal officials on Wednesday announced charges against a Proud Boys organizer who authorities said participated in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Joseph Biggs, wearing glasses, a dark knit hat, a blue and grey plaid shirt, and jeans, was spotted near the Capitol chanting with other apparent Proud Boys members, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District of Columbia court. According to video footage viewed by the FBI, Biggs was part of a crowd that forced their way up and over barricades and U.S. Capitol Police officers to unlawfully enter the building, interrupting a joint session of Congress that was taking place. One video showed Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, who has already been charged, breaking a window at the Capitol. Shortly after, several people went through the opening, including Pezzola and Biggs, authorities said. “In the video, a voice off camera says, ‘Hey Biggs, …

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