Tearful Capitol rioter ‘Elizabeth from Knoxville’ sparks mockery online

Tearful Capitol rioter ‘Elizabeth from Knoxville’ sparks mockery online


A viral video of a US Capitol protester whining that she was Maced while trying to “storm the Capitol” sparked outrage and mockery on social media Friday.

The protester, who called herself “Elizabeth from Knoxville,” was filmed with tears in her eyes moments after breaching the building with a violent mob Wednesday.

“I made it like a foot inside and [police] pushed me and they Maced me,” she moaned to Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker.

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Asked why she wanted to get inside, she fired back, “We’re storming the Capitol — it’s a revolution!”

One reason the footage went viral was because critics accused her of holding an onion wrapped in a towel to make herself cry. And though she is holding something off-white and dabbing her face with it in the clip, it is not clear that it’s actually an onion, according to the fact-checking site snopes.com

The video quickly raked in thousands of views, with critics also

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