Ashli Babbitt’s mother arrested for assaulting woman at event supporting Capitol riot defenders

Ashli Babbitt’s mother was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a counter-protester at a right-wing event outside a Washington DC jail.

Micki Witthoeft, 58, was taken into custody surrounded by officers who handcuffed her before taking her into a waiting police van, The Daily Beast reported.

She was arrested and charged with simple assault and destruction of property, Hugh Carew, a DC Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson told the publication.  In videos recorded from the incident, Ms Witthoeft could be seen racing after a counter-protester holding a camera.

The counter-protester was seen blaring a loud siren sound from her megaphone, in an apparent effort to annoy the people gathered outside the prison in support of imprisoned 6 January defendants.

As the woman raised her middle finger, Ms Witthoeft allegedly pushed her before pushing her off the sidewalk. She then continued to follow her.

While waving the American flag, Ms Witthoeft sped up to the woman, snatched her megaphone and smashed it on the ground.

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