The U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation and other agencies conducted a large-scale investigation into the impact on the U.S. Congress at the beginning of this month. According to US media reports on the 28th, as of the 27th, 166 people have been prosecuted. In addition, more than a dozen of the arrested have served in the United States military.
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According to U.S. media reports, at least 166 people have been prosecuted in federal courts over the impact on the U.S. Congress. At least 83 of them have been charged with the crime of “breaking into and disturbing the order of the Capitol building by violence”, which may be sentenced to no more than six months’ imprisonment. If the charges of illegal possession of weapons are added, the imprisonment period may reach five years. In addition, 15 people were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. According to the circumstances of assaulting a police officer, this crime will be sentenced to 1 to 20 years.
In addition, according to military service records obtained by the US media, at least 15 of those arrested for assaulting Congress are veterans, and two others are currently serving in the army reserve.
U.S. government agencies call the protestors involved in the incident violent extremists. On the 27th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an announcement in the national terrorism warning system, claiming that information shows that some violent extremists who oppose the exercise of government power and the transfer of presidential power may continue to incite or engage in violent activities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was worried that some people would attack elected officials and government facilities due to the impact on Congress.
On January 6, a large number of supporters of then president trump broke through the police blockade and entered the Capitol building. The process of verifying the results of the 2020 presidential election was interrupted. Five people died and many others were injured in the incident.