Man arrested after Trump riots must be fed ‘organic food’ after refusing jail food for 3 days, judge rules

Man arrested after Trump riots must be fed ‘organic food’ after refusing jail food for 3 days, judge rules

One of the most eye-catching images from the Trump riots which shocked the world last week was the sight of topless, heavily tattooed man, sporting a fur hat complete with horns and the stars and stripes painted on his face. 

The individual, who managed to make it all the way to the Senate chamber has since been identified as 33-year-old Jake Angeli, also known by his real name of Jacob Chansley from Phoenix, Arizona. He turned himself into the FBI on Saturday, fully aware that authorities were trying to track him down after images of him went viral.

The so-called ‘QAnon shaman’ has been in custody since then and is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. However, a report from Melissa Blasius of ABC15 has revealed that Angeli hasn’t eaten anything since then for an unusual reason.

According to the report, Chansley is not on a hunger strike but has a ‘strict organic diet’ and is on a ‘extremely restrictive diet, perhaps for religious reasons.' In court on Monday, Judge Deborah Fine admitted that this revelation was ‘deeply concerning.’ David Gonzales, US Marshal for the District of Arizona has since added that Chansley will be fed food in line with his diet.

News of this caught wind on the internet and given the lack of sympathy that is being extended to those responsible in last week’s violence in Washington DC, people weren’t exactly quick to extend the organic olive branch to Chansley.

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According to Chansley’s mother Martha, “he gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food – literally will get physically sick.” She also referred to her son as a “patriot” and the “gentlest person I know.”

Speaking to NBC News just days after the riot, Chansley protested his innocence saying “I didn’t do anything wrong. I walked through an open door, dude.” He added “The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks and retreat into their underground bunker. I consider that a win.”

Eventually, his “hunger strike” ended after a judge ordered the prison to serve him organic food. 

Only in America.

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