Who was Kevin Greeson? US Capitol protester who died during the riots

Who was Kevin Greeson? US Capitol protester who died during the riots

January 7, 2021

KEVIN Greeson has been identified by officials among those killed during the riots at the Capitol on January 6.

Greeson, 55, Ashli Babbitt, 35, Benjamin Phillips, 50, and Rosanne Boyland, 34, were among the four victims that were killed at Capitol Hill.

Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news as the US Capitol building is put into lockdown

Who was Kevin Greeson?

Kevin Greeson from Athens, Alabama, was identified by officials in Washington as one of the victims that was killed in the Capitol Hill riot.

Officials declared that Greeson died from "medical emergencies" during the incident.

Who was Ashli Babbitt?

Ashli Babbitt, who was a US Air Force veteran, was shot dead in Washington DC on January 6.

She was identified by Capitol Police on January 7.

Her husband, who spoke to KUSI-TV, said she had served 14 years in the Air Force and had completed four tours of duty. 

He said that Ms Babbitt was a keen Donald Trump supporter, and a "high level security official" and a "great patriot."

Fox 5 DC later reported that Babbitt's mother-in-law told the TV station: “I really don't know why she decided to do this."

The shooting took place as the Capitol was put under lockdown, and the entire city on a 6pm curfew.

Footage emerged showing Babbitt trying to climb through a window inside of the political hub when she was shot.

A graphic clip shared on social media showed a woman, believed to be Babbitt, bleeding out from the neck after she was allegedly shot.

The Capitol Police confirmed that one of their officers shot her and that they are on administrative leave.

Babbitt had a troubled past, as she was previously accused in court of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, The Sun can reveal.

On January 5, Babbitt tweeted, “Nothing will stop us…. they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light."

Babbitt, who used the Twitter handle CommonAshSense, also retweeted the morning of January 6, “MUST BE DONE LIST before Congress meets today.”

It included, “Mike Pence@vp @Mike_Pence must resign & thereafter be charged with TREASON,” and, “Chief Justice John Roberts must RESIGN.”

What happened at the Capitol?

Trump supporters breached security perimeters and entered the US Capitol on January 6, as Congress was meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

Before this the president had riled up his fans by falsely claiming widespread voter fraud to explain his loss.

Hundreds of his supporters stormed inside the Capitol building and thousands were seen outside.

Vice President Mike Pence was ushered from the Capitol, as the building was put on lockdown, Politico reported.

Senators began to evacuate the building as cops said tear gas was deployed in the rotunda.

President Trump called for calm as violent scenes broke out.

He tweeted: "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence!

"Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"

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