Prison Must Serve Capitol Rioter ‘Shaman Diet’ | 22 Words

A judge has ruled that one of the viral faces of Wednesday's Capitol building riot must receive a specialized "shaman diet" so that he doesn't starve.

Keep scrolling to read more about what has happened to him since being charged...

Last week, political tensions reached a breaking point.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...

Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.

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...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

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.

Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.

Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...

However, details surrounding the other fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

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." Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely.

And now, a week on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...

But the riots haven't come without big consequences - dozens of people have since been charged with firearms-related crimes and other offences, including violent entry.

But all eyes have been on one rioter in particular. 

Jacob Chansley had his first court appearance after being charged over his alleged involvement in the Capitol riots last week.

You may recognize him as horn man...

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The Phoenix-native allegedly calls himself the "QAnon Shaman," and was one of the few faces that went viral following the riots.

Chansley turned himself into the FBI last week...

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And has since been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

A statement from the Department of Justice (DoJ) states: "It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants.

"This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade."

During his first court appearance, he made no statements about the charges against him.

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ABC News reports he addressed the judge and said he may be able to get a friend to hire a private attorney for him.

However, his public defender recently explained how the defendant hasn't eaten since he was taken into custody on January 8th.

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ABC15 reports he hadn't eaten because the detention facility he's being held in "won't serve all-organic food."

According to reports, the judge found this to be "deeply concerning."

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And asked Chansley's public defender to collaborate with US Marshals about whether they could get him some food that fits with his dietary requirements.

Speaking with ABC15, David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona said that Chansley will be provided food in line with "shaman's strict organic diet".

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Adding that, "We will abide by the judge's order."

Chansley's mother, who was present in the courtroom, explained his diet afterward.

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She said:

"He gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food - literally will get physically sick."

The defendant previously told the BBC that he believed he had done nothing wrong during the riots...

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And that he was "confident" he would be released without charge because he had "truth and God on his side." He went on to say the riot was just "patriots doing what our founding fathers would have done."

For more on Wednesday's chaos, scroll on...