US Justice Department Has Charged More Than 300 in Capitol Riots

While talking to the news reporters on Friday, John Carlin, the acting deputy attorney general, said that 280 people have been arrested so far.

US Justice Department has charged more than 300 in Capitol riot
Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John ...

The US Justice Department has charged more than three hundred people over participating in the deadly riots that unfolded in the US Capitol. While talking to the news reporters on Friday, John Carlin, the acting deputy attorney general, said that 280 people have been arrested so far.

He further added that the investigation into the riots is proceeding at an “unprecedented” pace and vowed to hold the responsible accountable for their actions. It comes days after the acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told the lawmakers that pro-Trump demonstrators had wished to blow up the government building.


The police chief further expressed his concern that far-right groups could charge the Congress during an addressed by the newly-elected president. On Friday, in response to the threats, the FBI stated that they were closely monitoring the situation. Currently, the agency is investigating whether the far-right groups like Oath Keepers and Proud Boys conspired in advance to impede the congressional certification of Biden’s victory in the November elections.

As of Friday, the law enforcement agencies have charged a total of 18 members of the Proud Boys over their involvement in the deadly chaos. Earlier this month, the prosecutors also charged as many as no members of Oath Keepers in connection with an alleged plot to force their way into the US Congress.

While talking to the media representatives, the FBI officials said that these far-right groups have posed a grave threat to national harmony for several years. They further added that the anti-government groups were the biggest threat last year and remain the federal agency’s top priority. The January 6 riots resulted in a total of five fatalities, including a Capitol police officer, who succumbed to the injuries sustained by the clashes with pro-Trump demonstrators.

About News Team

Hi, I'm Alex Perez, an experienced writer with a focus on lifestyle and culture news. From food and fashion to travel and entertainment, I love exploring the latest trends and sharing my insights with readers. I also have a strong interest in world news and business, and enjoy covering breaking stories and events.

Have a tip we should know?

Most Read

  1. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    3 years ago
  2. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    3 years ago
  3. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    3 years ago
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    3 years ago
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    3 years ago
  6. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    3 years ago
  7. Health
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    3 years ago
  8. Sports
    Thousands of fans welcome Charlton funeral cortege at Old Trafford
    7 months ago
  9. News
    Brit left fighting for life after train derails in Argentinia
    7 months ago
    Dubai faces down airline rivals with $50 bln jet orders
    7 months ago
  11. Sunak
    UK’s Sunak brings back Cameron, sacks Braverman
    7 months ago
  12. Sports
    Man United’s Hojlund, Eriksen withdrawn from Denmark team duty
    7 months ago
  13. Health
    Autumn Sneezing Syndrome is on the rise… here’s what you can do
    7 months ago
  14. Canada
    Canada beat Italy to win Billie Jean King Cup for first time
    7 months ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: