Storming the Capitol building has had some big consequences for one man after people spotted his company ID badge in the photographs.
The company have since released a statement...
It's safe to say it's been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on 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...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd 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...
via: GettyWith 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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
via: GettyChief 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...
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...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."
But it seems one photo in particular from the siege has drawn in attention, for a very specific reason.
via: GettyA man who could be seen protesting inside the Capitol building on Wednesday has been fired from his job, according to VT.
The man was spotted by his employer donning his work ID badge in the images...
via: GettyAnd, shortly after Maryland-based printing company Navistar Direct Marketing officially announced it's decision to fire him.
Navistar Direct Marketing said in a statement that it had been made aware that a man who was wearing a Navistar badge was spotted in photographs inside the Capitol building.
via: GettyAfter reviewing the photos, the employee - whose name has not been made public - was fired.
"Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the security breach," the company wrote in a statement.
via: Getty Images"After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause."
The statement continued:
via: Getty Images"While we support all employee’s right to peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing."
A company spokesperson told Forbes that Navistar has since contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the former employee.
via: GettyThe publication also reports that police identified him on Thursday morning as a person of interest in the unlawful entry into the Capitol building.
You can read the company's full statement below.
NEW: A Maryland company has terminated one of its employees after he was apparently captured in a picture during th… https://t.co/YaU1ob1NuM— Tre Ward (@Tre Ward)1610038700.0