Capitol Rioters Finding Themselves On The No-Fly List
Thousands of the rioters who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week proudly posted photos, video and live-streamed their participation in the occupation of the U.S. Capitol on social media. Now they might be having regrets because a number of them can’t get back home.
A number of individuals either have been denied boarding of their return flights or kicked off of airplanes at D.C.-area airports after having been added to the federal government’s no-fly list by law enforcement. That mechanism was created in the aftermath of 9-11 to prevent terrorists from traveling to and within the United States by air.
Investigators have been furiously scouring social media since the Jan. 6 attempted coup to identify individuals who participated in ransacking the Capitol and acted like domestic terrorists. More than 90 people have been arrested thus far.
Many from the eastern half of the country drove to the nation’s capital, which made it easier for them to bring with them firearms and explosives. But others coming from longer distances arrived by air and have been outraged when they were told they can’t get on an airplane to go home. Some, like the sobbing man shown in the video below at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia near Washington, have thrown full-blown, expletive-laden tantrums. “This is what they do to us,” he laments. “They kicked me off the plane. They call me a f****** terrorist. They want to ruin my life.” He was later comforted by a woman who said that she, too, was thrown off of a Delta flight earlier that day for being disruptive.
People who broke into the Capitol Wednesday are now learning they are on No-Fly lists pending the full investigation. They are not happy about this. pic.twitter.com/5GfHo1eVU8
— Ray [REDACTED] (@RayRedacted) January 10, 2021