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    A far-right UCLA student who live-streamed the Capitol siege, and reportedly bragged he wouldn’t get caught was slapped with federal charges for his role in the insurrection


    Supporters of US President Donald Trump gathered at the west entrance of the Capitol in Washington DCUS on January 6, 2021, during a protest against “Stop the Steel” outside the Capitol building. REUTERS / Stephanie Keith / File Photo
    • A UCLA student, who has a history of far-flung online activity, was charged with assaulting the Capitol.

    • Federal agents helped Tippers arrest 22-year-old Christian Seeker.

    • A tipster indicated that Sekor threw his phone and bragged that he would not be caught.

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    Christian Secure, a UCLA student who follows far-flung and white supremacist views, was charged by federal authorities on January 6 for the role of Storm in the Capitol.

    According to court documents, the tippers shared information about the CBI, told the FBI that Sekor had gotten rid of his phone, walked into his mother’s basement, and bragged that he would not be caught.

    In all, 11 people helped identify the 22-year-old Secor, who live-streamed the Capitol violation and was depicted sitting on Pence’s dice during the siege.

    Federal officials in DC accused a police officer of assault, protest or indecency; Violent entry and remaining on a restricted basis; civil disorder; And obstructing an official proceeding.

    On Tuesday, FBI spokesman Laura Eimler told the Los Angeles Times that federal agents arrested Koster at the home of Costa Mesa.

    Federal investigators said that while attending UCLA, Secor established an informal club called “America First Bruins”.

    According to Daily Bruin, as recently as February 2020, Brooke was active with Republicans, which is when the conservative group said Secure was banned for “inappropriate behavior”.

    “I can tell you that UCLA believes that the January 6 attack in the Capitol was an attack on our democracy,” UCLA director of media relations Bill Kissiluk said in a statement. “As an institution, UCLA is committed to mutual respect, makes decisions based on evidence and uses rational debate – not physical violence.”

    According to the affidavit, Secure’s hateful views towards immigrants and Jews were well documented by student groups and on social media during their time on campus. On Twitter, he praised the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and called fascism “epic”.

    In photos and videos taken during the rebellion, Secor was seen carrying a blue “America First” flag.

    Secor also live-streamed from Capitol on January 6 under Mounier Scuffed Elliot Rodger – a reference to a 22-year-old man who killed seven people at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2014.

    The affidavit states that as a result of Sekor and others being pushed to double doors the doors opened and dozens of additional nuisances entered the building. “Officers of the Capitol Police were terrified of the crowd, stuck between the door and the crowd several times, and eventually got out of the way of the oncoming crowd.”

    According to court documents, FBI agents kept him under surveillance from January 25–28 before being detained.

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