Latest Riots News

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Farmington man faces charges in Capitol riot

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Farmington man has been arrested for what authorities said was his acknowledged presence inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Authorities say Shawn Bradley Witzemann acknowledged during an FBI interview that he was inside the Capitol and...

Madrid riot police keep protesters away from far-right rally

Apr. 07, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police used batons on Wednesday to prevent protesters from clashing with supporters of the far-right Vox party, which chose to hold a campaign rally in a traditional left-wing Madrid district. Scuffles started when the national leader of Vox,...

New Jersey man charged with assaulting cops at Jan. 6 riot

Apr. 07, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday and charged with assaulting police officers during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. A criminal affidavit prepared by the FBI in support of the charges alleged that video and still photos showed...

8 detained in clashes at crowded Spanish migrant camp

Apr. 07, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police detained eight people and reportedly fired rubber bullets to break up clashes between migrants at a camp in Spain’s Canary Islands on Tuesday. Authorities said the migrants were taken into custody after police were called to Las Raices, the...

Latest attack pushes US Capitol Police further toward crisis

Apr. 05, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling. One officer was killed and another injured when a driver slammed into them at a barricade Friday afternoon. The attack comes after officers were overrun and injured when a violent mob of Trump supporters overran...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Mar. 31, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ March 31 The Palm Beach Post on the “anti-riot” bill, which was recently passed by the state House: It is most unfortunate that the Florida House has passed...

Albany-area man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Mar. 30, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Albany-area man was arrested Tuesday on federal charges of participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. William Tryon made an appearance in federal court in Albany on three misdemeanor charges hours after the FBI's Albany office...

FBI arrests Alabama garage owner in Capitol insurrection

Mar. 30, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama garage owner was arrested on charges of entering the U.S. Capitol during the riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump after showing FBI agents photos and video he took while inside the building, court documents show. Russell...

Judge: Proud Boys leader should be freed pending riot trial

Mar. 26, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that a Philadelphia man described by prosecutors as a leader of the far-right Proud Boys should be released to house arrest while he awaits trial on charges related to the U.S. Capitol riots. However, U.S. Magistrate...