- A New York man has been sentenced to the longest prison sentence yet for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
- The former New York police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Washington for assaulting a security guard.
- A video clip shown at the trial showed the 56-year-old attacking a police officer at the Capitol with a flagpole.
He also tore his gas mask off his face. He had already been convicted on all six counts in May. The perpetrator claimed that he acted in self-defence. The American media reported unanimously.
On January 6, 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump violently stormed the Houses of Parliament in Washington, DC. Congress met there to ratify Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in the previous presidential election.
Five people were killed in the riots, including a police officer. Trump recently incited his supporters at a rally by claiming that his election victory had been stolen. Since January 6, more than 850 people have been arrested in connection with the storming of the Capitol, according to the US Department of Justice.
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