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Elon Musk mocks Washington riots

12:04, 08 January 2021
Elon Musk mocks Washington riots Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa/Global Look Press

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk ridiculed the riots in Washington, which ended with the storming of the Capitol.

The entrepreneur published a comic post on Twitter with a photo of Jake Angeli, a man who has already become famous worldwide in a Viking shaman costume with bison horns on his head. According to available information, he represents the far-right movement and a supporter of Donald Trump.

The 2020 festival was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. People usually attend the mass event in absurd outfits and burn a human statue at the end of the festival. Musk's joked that the Capitol Invader's costume is perfect for the Burning Man.

On January 6, the US Congress met in Washington to approve the election results and declare Democrat Joe Biden the new White House chief. But the move was prevented by the supporters of the incumbent head of the country, Donald Trump, who gathered at the Capitol building to storm it. The congressmen were evacuated while the police forced the protesters out of the building. Four Americans were killed in the riots.