NDTV Several shocking images of protests and rioting on Capitol Hill by supporters of Donald Trump have emerged on social media. The Capitol building in Washington came under siege from Trump supporters on Wednesday as they bypassed security and stormed inside. Photographs that have emerged from the chaos show rioters looting the building, vandalizing offices and flipping tables.
One such image appears to show a man stealing a podium and walking away with it, waving cheerfully for the camera.
The photograph was posted on Twitter by journalist and political analyst Ryan Lizza, who captioned it: “Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol.” The posting sparked calls on Twitter for “Via Getty” to be arrested.
Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol pic.twitter.com/V4spojl40q
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 6, 2021
In a subsequent tweet, Lizza clarified who Getty is.
To be clear, “via Getty” is not a person. It just means that this photo comes via Getty Images. https://t.co/SZY4yQ0AlI
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 7, 2021