You can't trust anyone these days, can you? But that's what happens when you get caught storming the Capitol building...
But what happens when you see your own mom wreaking havoc in the Capitol building?
There must be a certain moment of realization when you reach a crossroads between reporting a family member to the authorities and wanting to help them get away with it, right?
Well, for one woman's daughter, it was a no brainer.
She decided, after seeing her mom on video during the Capitol riots, that he was going to turn her over and let justice take its course.
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The Capitol building became a warzone last week.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...His supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And last Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets, from his official account which has now been suspended from all social media platforms...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
Photographs and videos of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...Many of which also show the aftermath of the siege.
The videos and images have been quick to go viral on Twitter...And show the extent of the damage that was done within the building.
Now, some of the perpetrators of this horrific crime have already been brought to justice.
Several arrests have already been made, with key suspects being identified via video footage from the scene.
Many weren't too hard to spot, given their choice of riot gear.
From CEOs to retail employees...
There seems to have been a whole array of attendees at the riots.
But one daughter, Helena, was shocked to see her mother on new video footage from the riots.
She told Teen Vogue how it was very hypocritical of her mom to be attending what were supposed to be "protests" when she wouldn't let Helena attend BLM protests back in the summer.
She said this:
"I was told by my mother that I wasn't allowed to go because she believed BLM was a violent organization."
"[My mother] ended up going to [what became a] violent storming of the Capitol, harassing a woman, and getting punched in the face," she continued, "but when I went to peaceful protests, nothing happened to me."
And much to her dismay, the video footage went viral online.
mom I think you mean to say that powerful black woman punched you for harassment... https://t.co/yITQZ5DWhT— Helena Duke (@duke_helena) January 7, 2021
But Helena couldn't resist making sure her mom was outed after she had chosen to be less understanding with the BLM protests. She could clearly see her mom, Therese, aunt Annie Lorenz, and uncle Richard Lorenz, who was standing in a large group of white people surrounding a Black woman. A scuffle ensued but it was difficult to see who it was between.
After watching it, she explained her feelings...
You did the right thing. You may not be my niece but if you need a loving and nerdy aunt who will support you 100% you've got one now.— Kim (@Punkish_Nerd) January 13, 2021
"My initial reaction was more like, 'Oh my gosh, I was right. I was actually right about them being there,'" Helena told BuzzFeed. "It was very surreal because it was an insane video, first of all, and then it was the revelation that, Oh, that's my mother. That's her."
So of course she wanted to further call her out online.
the harassment is blatantly obvious in this video. If anyone has Ashanti’s contact info I really want to reach out to her https://t.co/H4k1bLeL8F— Helena Duke (@duke_helena) January 11, 2021
She posted this above tweet...
And then clarified that it actually was her mom in the video.
for those that don’t believe it’s my mother... pic.twitter.com/jbSQysEZZ0— Helena Duke (@duke_helena) January 7, 2021
Big yikes. Imagine this being your mom? I would die of embarrassment.
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