The violent attack at the US Capitol that occurred on January 6, 2021, still holds secrets beneath the surface.
All consequences were fatal – five people lost their lives, and at least 52 other people ended up arrested.
Moreover, the historic building suffered massive destruction and numerous thefts.
Federal investigators are still trying to track down all suspects who participated in the Capitol siege.
The Beginning Of The Chaos
As the chaos slowly unfolded, photographs and videos of the participants started showing all over social media.
The shared media often showed rioters without masks on, gleefully posing inside the chamber and taking selfies.
Meanwhile, a daughter recognized her mother among the crowds, months after she’d expressed concerns about Black Lives Matter protests.
The Viral Content
The clip that went online showed a Black woman appearing to film Trump supporters caught up in the Capitol riots.
When another woman tried to grab her phone, she punched her in the face. All men in the neighboring crowd dragged the woman over to the police, with uproar quickly erupting afterward.
This video had more than 7.5 million views, but one of the viewers caught sight of someone significant: the woman who was punched was her mother.
Sharing The Facts
Helena Duke shared the clip in a now-deleted tweet, saying:
“Hi mom, remember the time you told me I shouldn’t go to BLM protests bc they could get violent…this you?”
At first, many people neither believed her nor paid attention to the story she told. So, Helena had to dig deeper, and she posted an image of her mother.
In another tweet, she also revealed the identity of her mom, dad, and aunt. All of them were in the same video, previously posted online.
Desperate to convince everybody in her latest findings, she wrote:
“Hi, this is the liberal lesbian of the family who has been kicked out multiple times for her views and for going to BLM protests to care what happens to me so.”
It seems like she found the perfect moment to rub all things in her face.
Replies And No Lies
Some users that took part in the discussion replied with the old sentiment that you should never fall out with people or burn bridges with those who hold different political opinions.
But many others pointed out the fundamental differences between someone who supports Black Lives Matter and those who don’t agree with this movement.
One of them named Kevin Carr O’Leary wrote:
“Hey, I’m a gay dad of two. They’re your cousins now cause we’re family, okay? Great. My husband is awesome—you’ll love him. Dinner is at 7 (prolly 8 cause I graze and forget everyone is hungry.) Lemme know about allergies. Queer folks have chosen our family for a long time.”
Another woman, Shauna made an offer:
“Hi Helena — we don’t have (human) kids, so we’re happy to be your adoptive parents in the godless liberal heathen burb of San Francisco. Already bragging on you.”
It sounds so encouraging to know how many people root for you and try to embrace you during your darkest moments in life.