Man in 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt during Capitol riot identified

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According to NBC News, Aaron Mostofsky, 34, who was clad in furs during the riots, was arrested in the NY area and is expected to make an initial appearance in Brooklyn federal court later Tuesday. Packer's sweatshirt also includes the words "Work Brings Freedom", in apparent homage to the German phrase "Arbeit macht frei" which was at emblazoned at the gates of Auschwitz and other death camps.

During an initial appearance, Packer was told he was charged with two federal offenses: Entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct while on capitol grounds. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to release details of the case.

Young also boosted his plea for "empathy for the people who have been so manipulated and had their beliefs used as political weapons", criticizing social media for turning political issues into "psychological weapons and used to gather hatred in support of one side or the other". Packer did not speak other than acknowledging his name and agreeing to terms of his release.

A charge of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds was filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia against Andrew Williams.

He was one of several insurrectionists who flaunted hate symbols as they stormed the Capitol at President Donald Trump's encouragement on January 6.

Packer said he intends to hire his own lawyer, as opposed to a court-appointed attorney. Trump insists he won November's presidential election against now-President-elect Joe Biden.

Legendary musician Neil Young says that people should be more compassionate toward Capitol rioters and points out that President Donald Trump and social media have helped to "foment hatred" and spread discord among Americans.

Records show Aaron Mostofsky is a registered Democrat. Police said Sweet and the five others "were positioned towards the front of the crowd, close to the Capitol police officers who were responding".



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