Videos of what appear to be supporters of President Donald Trump being kicked off airplanes and/or arrested inside airport terminals around the country have gone viral on social media in recent days.
An unnamed Florida resident, who had attended the riots at the Capitol, filmed what happened after a group of Trump supporters were kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight before it departed Reagan Airport in Washington DC on 8 January.
In the video clip, shared with SNN News, a man lowers his mask and says: “I said Trump 2020 and they kicked me off the plane. They kicked me off Delta Air Lines because I said Trump 2020.”
A woman in a red coat, who appears distraught, says: “All I did was cheer. I have no money to get home.”
The man adds: “Your freedom of speech is taken away.”
A Delta spokesperson told The Independent: “Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our people and customers.
“Actions taken to remove unruly customers on flights are based solely on behaviour that affects the safety and security of our operation including noncompliance with instruction from flight crews.”
Was he crying like this when he was invading the Capitol?? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/dCmYEON8mR
— No Fly List Vids (@NoFlyListVids) January 11, 2021
— Mike Yoder (@Yoder_Esqq) January 9, 2021
— Not You-#SeditionHasConsequences (@StayTheEffHome) January 11, 2021
MAGAt who stormed the Capitol: “You treat me like a f*cking Black person!”
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 11, 2021