Jake Angeli – recently charged with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds” by the Department of Justice – has previously participated in climate change protests despite the mainstream media depicting him as a fervent Trump supporter.
AZCentral described Angeli as one of “hundreds march[ing] in Arizona in solidarity with climate strikes around the world” in September of 2019. The article’s collection of pictures contains a total of three actions shots of Angeli protesting the issue captured by two separate photographers.
The images of Angeli passionate participation in the protest are accompanied by the following captions, which describe him “leading the crowd in a yell” and “demanding action on climate change”:
The image below shows Angeli standing beside a sign insisting “the ice caps are melting”:
The demonstrations Angeli participated in were part of the Greta Thunberg-linked climate change campaign, where “millions of youths around the world” protested to encourage governments to “do more to combat climate change — and do it faster.”
On Friday, we’re striking for a Green New Deal; for the immediate cessation of fossil-fuel projects on sovereign indigenous land; for environmental justice; for the protection and restoration of nature; and for sustainable agriculture.
“It’s time to panic, and it’s time to fight,” the op-ed adds.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez even offered “high-fives” to D.C. students participating in the strike according to Vox.
What’s more, the strike’s parent organization Strike With Us is partnered with a host of progressive advocacy groups including Black Lives Matter Greater NY, Women’s March, Progressive Democrats of America, New Progressive Alliance, MoveOn, and more.
Establishment media outlets – keen on portraying Angeli as a devout Trump supporter – have omitted this belief from their summaries of Angeli.
For example, The Washington Post described him in the following terms:
He described himself as a QAnon digital warrior, a shaman and ordained minister, a published author and former YouTube personality and, above all, a huge fan of President Trump.