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Trump-Supporting Illinois Couple Charged In US Capitol Riot

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Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

CHICAGO — Federal authorities say they have charged an Illinois couple who posed for a photograph inside the U.S. Capitol decked out in Trump attire during the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

Forty-six-year-old Christina Gerding and 50-year-old Jason Gerding of Quincy were arrested Thursday on charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

In a criminal complaint, federal authorities say posts on Jason Gerding’s social media accounts include references to the conspiracy theory QAnon.

The two are among a handful of Illinois residents who have been charged in the violent assault on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

 

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