Who are the four people who died in the DC protest at the Capitol?January 7, 2021
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Three people who died of medical emergencies during Wednesday’s protest at the Capitol were from Pennsylvania and Georgia, officials announced.
They include Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Georgia, about 70 miles east of Atlanta, according to AL.com.
The last post to Greeson’s Twitter account, on July 28, cited a discredited claim by President Trump that hydroxychloroquine is a cure for COVID-19.
“Trump 2020!” he tweeted one month prior.
A second medical emergency fatality was Benjamin Philips, 50, of Ringtown, Pa., The Morning Call confirmed.
Capitol police released a third name, of a 30-year-old woman from Kennisaw, Ga., whose name spelling has not yet been confirmed.
DC’s Metropolitian Police Department Acting Chief Robert Contee did not elaborate on the three who died, saying only, “They were on the grounds of the Capitol when they experienced a medical emergency.”
In all, four people lost their lives at the protest.
Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old Air Force vet and avid Trump supporter who was shot dead by Capitol Police as she tried to breach a barricade into the House chambers.
Additional reporting by Laura Italiano, Aaron Feis and Lia Eustachewich.
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