Berlin police strengthened the security of the German parliament building after the riots in the U.S.
According to the newspaper, the appropriate proposal was made by Bundestag Chairman Wolfgang Schaeuble. In a letter to German MPs, he said he had asked the Foreign Ministry to report on the events in Washington. Also, Schäuble promised to discuss with the federal and state authorities what conclusions should be made to ensure the protection of the Bundestag. Berlin police had earlier reported that security measures had been stepped up amid the unrest in the United States.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Attorney’s Office arrested three participants in the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, including Jacob Anthony Chanceley, also known as Jake Angeli, who took part in the protests dressed as a Viking. According to prosecutors, the so-called 32-year-old “QAnon shaman” from Arizona was arrested Saturday, Jan. 9. He is charged with willfully entering or remaining in a building with restricted access without lawful authority, as well as forcible entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The storming of the Capitol building in the U.S. occurred on January 6 during a rally of supporters of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump who did not recognize the results of the November vote that elected Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with police. Five people were killed and dozens detained.