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Man Who Carried Confederate Flag While Storming the Capitol Has Been Arrested

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Man Who Carried Confederate Flag While Storming the Capitol Has Been Arrested




A man who was photographed last week inside the U.S. Capitol holding a Confederate Flag was arrested Thursday in Delaware, according to a New York Times’ report.

Kevin Seefried had been wanted by the FBI following the attack on the Capitol, which left five people — including law enforcement personnel — dead.



The FBI took to Twitter last week to ask for help identifying those “who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6,” including a picture of Seefried in their post:

“Help the #FBI identify individuals who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and assaulted federal law enforcement personnel,” read the tweet, urging people to call the agency or leave them a tip via their online form.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI), who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, told USA Today after the riot that he was stunned to see the Confederate flag in the U.S. Capitol




As investigations into the breaching of the Capitol continue, dozens of rioters have already been identified and arrested.

“It’s hard for Donald Trump and his kind to pretend that they don’t see race or that they’re not racist when the symbol of the people you have invited here is the Confederate battle flag or the Trump 2020 flag,” he said. “For a lot of us, they’re synonymous.”

Robert Keith Packer, who wore a sweatshirt that read “Camp Auschwitz” to the Capitol attack, was also arrested on Wednesday, and is facing federal charges of unlawfully entry, violent entry, and riotous conduct on Capitol grounds.





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