What Became Of The Jan. 6 Rioters Whose Photos Went Viral

Since the January 6 attack on the Capitol, a total of 675 people have been arrested in connection to the disorder, with prosecutors warning that many more could still follow.

According to an update marking 10 months from the attack, the Department of Justice said more than 120 individuals have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal charges, from misdemeanors to felony obstruction.

While hundreds of Donald Trump supporters were part of the attack on the Capitol, only a handful became recognizable for their actions that day.

Below, Newsweek has compiled what happened to the Capitol riot defendants whose photos went viral.

QAnon Shaman

QAnon Shaman
The so-called QAnon Shaman screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Arguably the most prominent and well known of all those who stormed the Capitol on January 6 is Jacob Anthony Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, better known as the QAnon Shaman.

Images of the shirtless Chansley wearing a horned Viking hat, carrying a spear with his face covered in paint went viral across the world in the wake of the attack.

Inside the Capitol, he was seen flexing his bicep on the dais of the U.S. Senate, as well as yelling "freedom" on the chamber floor.

Chansley also left a note on the Senate Chamber dais for Mike Pence, where the then vice president had been sitting while certifying the 2020 Electoral College results, warning "it's only a matter of time, justice is coming."

Chansley was arrested January 9 and was held in custody until his sentencing on November 17. He was given a 41-month jail term after pleading guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding.

In a statement read out in court, the QAnon Shaman denied that he was violent or intended to stop the certification of the 2020 election results during the riot.

"I may be guilty of this crime, but I am in no way, shape or form a dangerous criminal," Chansley said. "I am not a violent man. I am not an insurrectionist. I am certainly not a domestic terrorist. I am a good man who broke the law," he said.

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What Became of the Jan. 6 Rioters Whose Photos Went Viral

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What Became of the Jan. 6 Rioters Whose Photos Went Viral

I have no excuses, it was indefensible: Contrite QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley is sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in Capitol riots - the joint longest sentence ...

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I have no excuses, it was indefensible: Contrite QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley is sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in Capitol riots - the joint longest sentence ...

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