Julie Jenkins Fancelli’s donation accounted for the lion’s share of $ 500,000 (147.5 million Ft) to raise funds for the event at Ellipse Park. Fanceli also generously supported the Trump presidential campaign for 2020.
On the January 6 march – peaceful and legitimate – Trump encouraged his followers to fight. Many of them later besieged the United States legislature, the Capitol. And five people were killed in the siege, including a police officer. The House of Representatives began prosecution proceedings against Trump over what happened.
More than 135 people have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Far-right presenter Alex Jones has offered more than $ 50,000 (14.75 million Ft) in startup capital to host the pool. In return, he asked to talk about what he wanted in the event. Jones, who loved conspiracy theories, also invited the leaders of the extremist groups Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, who have starred in The Blockade, to his popular radio and internet programs.
Publix Super Markets described the Capitol blockade on Twitter as a national tragedy and indicated that what happened did not represent the store chain’s values, work, and opinions.
Publix distanced itself from Fancelli and asserted that the heir “does not operate, does not participate in commercial operations, does not represent the company in any way”.
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