Two members of the organization that organized the Straight Pride Parade in Boston two years ago and another man who attacked a policeman with a baseball bat during the MAGA riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 were charged. ..
According to the FBI, Susanne Ianni, a 59-year-old town meeting member in Natick, Massachusetts, and Mark Sahadi, 46, in Malden, Massachusetts, were arrested by federal agents at home on Tuesday.
The two were filmed on a bus organized to take Trump supporters to Washington prior to the siege at the Capitol, officials said.
According to authorities, they have been charged with deliberately entering restricted buildings and premises without legal authority, staying there, and acting chaotically on the premises of the Capitol.
According to the FBI, 59-year-old Susanne Ianni (left) in Natick, Massachusetts and Mark Sahadi (right) (46) in Malden, Massachusetts were arrested by federal agents at home on Tuesday.
During the MAGA riots on January 6, Ianni (raising his right fist) and Sahadi (wearing a baseball cap) can be seen lined up in the lower right corner of the US Capitol.
Federal officials said Emmanuel Jackson (pictured) had moved to Washington, DC police.Jackson allegedly assaulted a policeman with a metal baseball bat
According to officials, Ianni is involved in Super Happy Fan America, the group that hosted the “Straight Pride” parade in Boston in 2019 with the aim of becoming a counterpoint to the Gay Pride Parade.
Authorities said she worked with the group to organize a bus that would take people to Washington prior to the January 6 rally and riots.
Sahady is the group’s vice president, officials said in court documents.
Both were identified in a photo of a group of people posted on Twitter by Super Happy Fan America with the caption “Bus 1/11 is coming to Washington, DC.” Authorities said.
According to investigators, Sahadi went under the Twitter name “Mark Shady.”
The day before the riot, Ianni and Sahadi can be seen in the lower left corner of the bus that takes a group of Trump supporters to Washington, DC.
After the rally spoken by President Trump on January 6, Sahadi and Ianni can be seen walking in the air towards the Capitol.
Federal officials said Sahadi posted on Twitter plans to travel Trump supporter Bus Road to Washington, DC on January 6.
Sahady is Vice President of Super Happy Fan America, a “straight pride” group that organized a controversial parade in Boston in August 2019.Rebels yell at police when escorting “straight pride” participants
The account with that name contains several election day posts such as: ‘… Plan a large rally at the inauguration. If Trump wins, we’re there to support him. If Biden wins, we will be there to oppose and resist him and send a message to his tyranny.
They were also filmed inside the Capitol, officials said.
An email requesting comment has been sent to Ianni’s lawyer. Sahady’s lawyer declined to comment.
The Super Happy Fan America website states that it is aimed at the “straight community.” The motto is “It’s great to be straight”.
Hundreds of people attended the “Straight Pride” parade in Boston in August 2019, more than the opposition.
Parade organizers have caused widespread anger, and homophobic claims are associated with white supremacist groups.
Sahady was once part of Resist Marxism, a conservative group founded in 2017 by the infamous New Zealand activist Kyle Chapman.
Meanwhile, officials said Emmanuel Jackson, who was allegedly caught by a camera that attacked a police officer with a baseball bat during the riot, turned to police on Monday.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jackson beat one police officer and shook another with a baseball bat while MAGA supporters raided the Capitol building.
He surrendered to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department on Monday, according to investigators.
According to a federal complaint, Jackson identified himself in an image taken from the riot while confessing to the assaulting police officer.
In the photo attached to the charge sheet, a man, officials say Jackson, is seen wearing a dark hooded sweater, a tan backpack, and a blue face mask.
In the image above, published by the FBI, you can see Jackson holding a metal baseball bat.
The image above shows Jackson allegedly wielding a bat during the MAGA riots.
Authorities said Jackson identified himself in surveillance footage
According to the charge sheet, Jackson hit at least one officer and shook the bat with several others.
Around 2 pm, the MAGA mob began climbing the stairs towards the entrance to the Senate Wing of the US Capitol around 2 pm on January 6.
Surveillance footage from that time is said to indicate that Jackson “made a fist and repeatedly beat police officers on the US Capitol while trying to force him into the building.”
The federal government claims that Jackson was also one of the first rioters to break into the Capitol after 2:45 pm.
Just before 5 pm, Jackson was allegedly armed with a metal baseball bat as a crowd was in conflict with police near West Terence of the Capitol.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Defendants have been observed repeatedly attacking a group of police officers in US Capitol and Metropolitan Police Department uniforms with baseball bats.”
Jackson was charged with assaulting a US officer on Monday. Assault US officers with deadly or dangerous weapons. Interference with official procedures; Illegal intrusion and physical violence within restricted buildings or premises. Violent invasion and chaotic behavior on the premises of the Capitol.
More than 50 law enforcement officers were injured during the riots. One of them, Brian Sicknick, a US Capitol police officer, died of his injury.
As of Tuesday night, a total of 99 people were indicted in connection with the riots at the US Capitol.
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