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Riley Williams is a 22-year-old woman who went inside the US Capitol during the storming of the Capitol building by supporters of the outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, on January 6, 2021.
Williams, a care worker from Pennsylvania, became involved in the America First movement in 2020, according to her mother. She was taken by her father to witness Trump's initial Save America March, but became separated as the crowd became riotous and began to march on the Capitol. Once inside the building, she was filmed telling other intruders where to go by saying "up the stairs, up the stairs". However, her mother and father say she was a peaceful protester who got lost in the crowd.
She was identified by the United Kingdom-based ITV News in a January 17, 2021 article. She "stood out" as one of the few women who illegally breached the building, wearing glasses and a green t-shirt bearing a slogan of the alt-right movement.
As of January 14, 2020[update], according to her mother, she has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or D.C. police for entering the Capitol building. That day, she fled her house in Pennsylvania. Apparently not telling her mother where she was going, she said that she was not going to be in contact with the local or federal authorities.
- Kachroo, Rohit (17 January 2021). "Exclusive: ITV News identifies pro-Trump woman who stormed US Capitol" (in en). ITV News. https://www.itv.com/news/2021-01-16/itv-news-identifies-pro-trump-protester-who-stormed-us-capitol.
- Williams, Riley (15 March 2020). Assault on America: Can Trump Stop It? Illegal Aliens, Migrant Caravans, Sanctuary Cities, MS-13 Gangs, Open Borders, Uncontrolled Immigration. ISBN 978-1-0878-5390-1.