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FBI Steps Up J6 Arrests, Chases Down ‘B Squad’ Members

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  • Members of a so-called “B Squad” subgroup of a right-wing militia showed up at the U.S. Capitol ready for violence on Jan. 6 before facing off against police and ultimately breaching the building, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice on Wednesday.
  • According to the filing, these “B Squad” members were key players in the confrontation between Donald Trump supporters and police at the Lower West Terrace tunnel on Jan. 6. The affidavit describes the scene as a siege that lasted for more than two hours, during which rioters “pushed into The Tunnel and were repelled in a constant back-and-forth of heave-ho efforts by the rioters and resistance by the officers.”

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