Even as violence erupted in the US capital of Washington DC after a large number of President Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol, about four people were killed in police firing and related violence. One of the deceased was a woman, identified as Ashli Babbitt, a former US Air Force officer who served for 14 years. She was a ‘strong supporter’ of President Trump and hailed from San Diego in California.
She had recently written in support of Trump and the protesters who were coming to Washington to take part in the violent demonstrations. She wrote on the social networking website Twitter on Tuesday: “Nothing will stop us….they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light!”
She was shot when security personnel opened fire as the protesters advanced inside the Capitol building. The scene was extremely chaotic and she could not get appropriate medical care after being wounded. Therefore, she died in no time.
It needs to be mentioned that when one of her friends asked last week on Twitter: “When do we start winning?” she had replied: “Jan 6, 2021.”
Her husband, Aaron Babbitt, was quoted in a media house that he had sent his wife a message about 30 minutes before the shooting but she didn’t respond.
On Wednesday she was leading a crowd of rioters who were smashing glass on the door leading to the speaker’s Lobby of the Capitol. She was wearing snow boots, jeans and a Trump flag was wrapped around her neck.
Her social media accounts were full of praise for the Republican leader and of hate for immigration, drugs and Democratic party leaders hailing from California.