The mother of Ashli Babbitt, the woman killed by a United States Capitol Police officer on Jan. 6, was arrested outside of the Capitol on Friday, the two-year anniversary of her daughter’s death.
In footage circulated on social media by streamer Woke Societies, Micki Witthoeft was seen being handcuffed and taken into custody by multiple police officers while onlookers protested.
“You murdered [Ashli] inside the Capitol, now you’re going to arrest her?” one onlooker said.
“I did not murder her daughter,” one officer replied in front of the crowd of people.
On Jan. 6, 2021, Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force veteran, was fatally shot by Lt. Michael Byrd. while attempting to make entry into the interior of the Capitol Building.
According to The National Pulse’s Raheem Kassam, Witthoeft was arrested for “jaywalking.”
As reported by Kyle Mazza of UNF News, the grieving mother was protesting with a group outside of the Capitol, holding signs with messages reading “JESUS IS LORD,” as well as ones displaying the faces of Babbitt and Kevin Greeson, who also died during the Jan. 6 protests.
Though Greeson’s wife said that he had high blood pressure and suffered a heart attack, the group of protestors maintain that he was a murder victim.
“MURDERED BY CAPITOL POLICE” could be read on the signs, below the faces of Babbitt and Greeson.
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