An activist for Oath Keepers has been sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for her role in the January 6, 2021 assault on Capitol Hill.
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Then supporters of Donald Trump, who refused to admit defeat in the presidential election, blocked the work of Congress for several hours. The clashes between far-right activists and police killed five people.
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In November, the court found Jessica Watkins guilty of obstruction of formal procedure, conspiracy and obstruction of law enforcement officers. However, she was acquitted of the charge of anti-state conspiracy.
Prosecutors asked for 18 years in prison for Watkins, and her lawyers demanded a five-year sentence.
"My actions and behavior on this fateful day were wrong, and I already understand that they were criminal," she said.
Oath Keepers founder Stuart Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty of a number of charges, including sedition conspiracy and attempted violent overthrow of the federal government.
Later today, the court is expected to sentence another member of the far-right organization.
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