The Indian Americans Who Rallied at Capitol Hill

The Indian and the Confederate flags were flying together during the recent storming of Capitol Hill.

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The Indian Flag at Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021 (via Twitter)

Michaela Stone Cross


January 8, 2021


4 min

The Confederate flag was not the only flag flying at the Capitol Hill rally, as a mob stormed the government building, terrorizing government workers and the nation itself. Reports coming through social media indicate that some participants were flying the Indian flag, drawing national and international attention. 

“Lest you think this was an all-white mob, there are Indian-American supporters of the president who took part…” tweeted New York journalist Arun Venugopal, sharing a text exchange he claimed was from an “ecstatic” supporter. Photos have emerged of Indian Americans sporting Indian flags, MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hats, and “Stop the Steal” posters.

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