US Capitol rioter, 56, spotted in sick Nazi ‘Camp Auschwitz’ hoodie arrested

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A suspected Capitol rioter who was caught on camera wearing a ‘Camp Auschwitz’ jumper has been arrested.

Robert Keith Packer, 56, has been apprehended after being filmed allegedly taking part in the violence last week, local outlets reported.

He was snapped wearing the Nazi-inspired shirt as he took part in a mass pro-Trump demonstration that saw hoards of rioters smash their way into America’s Capitol.

Packer was caught by the FBI’s Norfolk Joint Terrorism Task Force, NBC News reported.

A statement said the force “arrested Robert Keith Packer of Newport News and Douglas Allen Sweet of Grimstead, Virginia on federal charges related to their role in the events at the U.S. Capitol.”

Bearded Packer was snapped wearing a black shirt, which read: “Camp Auschwitz. Work brings freedom”. It also featured a skull and cross-bones.

The rioter was charged with two federal offences including knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

A criminal complaint written by FBI agent Paul Fisher included two pictures of Packer wearing the racist shirt, alleging that he was photographed at the riot.

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Packer remained silent during the hearing, other than acknowledging his names. He agreed to strict terms of release, which forbade him from heading to Washington for anything other than his case.

The Camp Auschwitz shirt was one of the most striking and offensive symbols featured in last week’s riots.

The notorious Nazi death camp in Poland was a centre point for the holocaust during World War II.

Auschwitz, a complex with over 40 different camps, had at least 1.3 million inmates.

The shirt’s second logo, Work Brings Freedom, can be interpreted as a homage to the German saying Albeit Macht Frei.

That slogan is emblazoned on the symbolic gates of the death camp.

Packer joins dozens of people now charged in the wake of the riot – a figure that will likely rise into the hundreds.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump was yesterday impeached for a second time accused of inciting the violence.

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