Tuesday, April 16

QAnon | “I’m ready to hit the streets and fight”: what happened to the followers of the conspiracy a year after the assault on the Capitol

  • Stephanie Hegarty
  • BBC World Service

Jacob Chansley, also known as the

Image source, Getty Images


Although there is no evidence for QAnon’s theories, millions of Americans still believe in them.

A year ago, on January 6, 2021, supporters of then-US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington.

Many of them were believers in the conspiracy theory QAnon, who viewed Trump as the hero who would defeat the Satan-worshiping global elites.

In spite of lack of evidence and the fact that QAnon’s predictions have not come true, millions of Americans continue to believe in these macabre stories.

It was an idyllic afternoon on the long beach that laps the California coast. A school of dolphins meandered past, and families ate sandwiches on the sand as they went in and out of the water.


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