US Capitol Riots: Top Trump Donor Funded Rally Ahead of January 6 Violence in Washington, Says Report

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Washington, January 31: As per a report in Wall Street Journal, Julie Jenkins Fancelli an heiress to the Publix Super Markets chain donated around $300,000 as funding to a rally ahead of the Washington riots on January 6, when scores of supporters of former US President Donald Trump barged in the US Capitol. US Capitol Violence: How Did the Pro-Donald Trump Mob Waltz into US Congress Campus?

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The report said Fancelli was also a prominent donor to Trump's 2020 campaign that was facilitated by extreme right show host Alex Jones. It added she paid for the lion's share of the roughly $500,000 rally at the Ellipse park where Trump spoke and urged his supporters to "to fight." US Capitol Violence: Police Officer Injured During Violent Protests Dies.

Alex personally pledged more than $50,000 in seed money for the rally in exchange for a speaking slot of his choice, reported the Journal. He has hosted leaders of the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers on his radio show -both extremist groups that reportedly had a significant role in the riots.

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The federal authorities have so far arrested more than 135 people in connection with the US Capitol violence of January 6, that killed five people including a Capitol Police officer and left several others injured.