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Aussie Radio Host Michael Beveridge Insists He Wasn’t Looting The Capitol Building

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Aussie Radio Host Michael Beveridge Insists He Wasn’t Looting The Capitol Building

There are so many photos from yesterday's uprising at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. that caused panic and heartbreak.

Many people were dismayed at seeing a Confederate flag being carried by a Trump extremist, while others were shocked at the clashes between police and protestors outside.

One photo caught social media's attention and it was a bloke carrying a lectern out of the Capitol.

Naturally, everyone wanted to find out who the person was and even started asking whether Australian radio host Michael Beveridge was the culprit.

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It forced the former Big Brother Australia contestant to issue a statement insisting that he wasn't in America looting the political heartland of the country.

People on Twitter have since managed to track down the person's identity, which we're not going to do.

But before that, many users on the social media site genuinely thought the bloke's name was Via Getty.

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The image of the man smiling while nicking the lectern was widely shared, including one post that credited visual media company Getty Images for the photo.

"Via Getty, one of the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol," tweeted Politico's Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza.

Now, while the caption aimed to show where the image had come from (via - as in through - Getty), others took it to mean something else.

Yup, they thought that 'Via Getty' was the name of the Trump supporter in the image.

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In response to the image, one person said: "I want Via Getty and everyone else who participated in this domestic terrorism at the Capitol today arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Someone else said: "Boom! We got one of these MAGA chuds! Via Getty look him up I bet he flunked out of high school and f***s his sister! Via Getty that is his name let's get this guy and serve justice."

A third pondered: "What kind of name is Via Getty?"

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A fourth person, who thankfully understood what was meant in the caption, joked: "Via Getty's known accomplices include Staff Photo and Copyright Reuters."

As tensions rose yesterday, the US National Guard had to be called in to stop Trump supporters, many of whom had managed to gain entry to the Capitol Building in Washington DC in protest at the country's election vote.

A total of four people died, including one woman called Ashli Babbitt, 35, who had been shot.

Three others, two men and another woman, also died from 'medical emergencies' during the unrest.

The incident stemmed from President Donald Trump's refusal to accept the results of last year's US election, in which he was soundly beaten by Democratic candidate and now President elect Joe Biden.

Featured Image Credit: Michael Beveridge/Instagram

Topics: Australia

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