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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Found Guilty of Sedition in January 6th 2020 Attack on Capital

Stewart Rhodes, leader of the right-wing anti-government group Oath Keepers, was found guilty of sedition in a January 6th 2020 attack on the National Capital.

Sentencing is pending.

On January 6, 2020, Stewart Rhodes, founder of right-wing anti-government group the Oath Keepers, led a conspiratorial plot to attack the Capital Building with the intent of overthrowing the USA's Constitutional system of government.

The US Justice Department charged Stewart Rhodes with sedition and conspiracy against the United States. The charge of sedition was widely criticized as an outrageous and disproportional charge, as it has been used historically to crackdown on peaceful protest and activism.

The Oath Keepers said their goal was to stop Congress from certifying the election and to declare Donald Trump Dictator of America for life. In their manifesto, the terrorist organization called for the violent removal of non Whites from US territory and the elimination of the US Constitution.

On January 6, 2020, armed members of the Oath Keepers stormed the Capital Building during an ongoing riot by massive numbers of people upset that Trump had lost the election. Rhodes had issued orders to his people to shoot and kill any of the Pro Trump protesters that got in their way as well as any member of Congress they encountered.

Rhodes and his associates were dressed in military-style fatigues and combat boots and were armed with AR-15s, shotguns, and semiautomatic rifles. Several placed explosive devices all around the Capital buiding as well around the headquarters buildings for both the Republican and Democratic Parties.

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