30 April 2021
Seemingly, they had been publicising the protest on these platforms for weeks.14 Moreover, as the Digital Forensic Research Lab noted in the wake of the insurrection, the effectiveness of the attack represented the “birth of the post-Trump” movement, arguing that the more casual 8 “Pipe bombs in Washington D. [...] By providing an overview of domestic extremism in the United States, the key discourses and motivations of those involved in the 6 January insurrection, and how these have evolved under the first 100 days of the Biden administration, it is hoped that this report will contribute to the overall understanding of the current threat and how it may shift and mutate. [...] I’m just here for the violence” next to his Oath Keepers’ patch.58 The stack can be seen pushing its way to the front of the crowd and the members are among the first to enter the Capitol Building, with footage taken by Oath Keeper Donovan Crowl showing him and fellow member Jessica Watkins inside the Capitol rotunda exclaiming “We took on the Capitol! We overran the Capitol!”59 However, the crux. [...] Given the popularity of the Three Percenter motif within the militia movement, it is not unsurprising that the symbol featured prominently during the insurrection and that various individuals may have been motivated by the concept, which has been a driving force of the militia movement’s popularity since the second wave. [...] However, like the case against the Oath Keepers, the crux of the conspiracy charges rest on the implication that the Proud Boys’ actions in storming the Capitol were coordinated and pre-planned, a claim that at the time of writing remains contested.