The riots at the Capitol saw Trump supporters terrorise Congress and as a result, many arrests have taken place. The latest has been a man who was seen wearing a Camp Auschwitz. hoodie.
On January 7, many were outraged by the violent attack on the Capitol which led to five deaths. Since then, images of the rioters have been shared online in an attempt to identify them. One of the most striking individuals was wearing an offensive ‘Camp Auschwitz’ hoodie which read ‘Work Brings Freedom.’ Naturally, many were appalled by the hoodie, and the comment that it made.
Many will also hope that his fascist allegiances are investigated, particularly, as the hoodie was said to have the word ‘staff’ written on the back. For many, this makes it clear that Packer supports Nazi politics and war crimes. This process can now begin as police have confirmed the arrest of the rioter.
The man has now been identified as Robert Keith Packer and has been arrested in Virginia. While the grounds have not been shared with the public, the individual will probably have similar charges as others who have been arrested following the incident. These charges have included; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Journalist, Travis Akers shared the news of Packer’s arrest, and many will be keen to follow the case of the man who wore clothing that glorified a Nazi concentration camp where 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives.
2021 has shown an uglier side of US politics, with democracy seemingly at threat and Republican candidates using Nazi terminology. With this in mind, it seems that the country will need to once again unify after what was described as an attempted ‘coup’ that has left the country divided.