The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
A Jackson County man with a history of engaging in right-wing protests is the latest Georgian to be charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Glen Mitchell “Mitch” Simon, 30 of Jefferson, was charged in federal court in Gainesville Wednesday with entering a restricted building and violent and disorderly conduct inside the Capitol. Simon came to the attention of the FBI thanks to two anonymous tipsters who reported posts Simon allegedly made on his Facebook page.
In the post, Simon allegedly wrote that he felt “like I took about 50 bong rips of pepper spray today” and said the photo was a “victory picture after the ramming through of the capital (sic) building.”
Read the full article. Simon reportedly spent last summer traveling the country to counter-protest Black Lives Matter events.
A Jackson County man with a history of engaging in right-wing protests is the latest Georgian to be charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/5yQr6ewoAC
— Atlanta News (@AtlNewsNow) May 5, 2021
Glen Mitchell Simon (with megaphone in pics) played a prominent role in the August 15 far-Right rally at Stone Mountain GA.
Glen Simon goes by “Mitch Simon” online. He runs the Omega Tree Service company in our state. He’s highly invested in conspiracy theory views of the world. pic.twitter.com/8tsPFTzkfI
— Atlanta Antifascists (@afainatl) September 11, 2020
Glen Mitchell Simon, 30, of Jefferson, GA was arrested by #FBI Atlanta\Gainesville RA Wednesday morning on misdemeanor charges relating to criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Court documents are available here: https://t.co/7RALhjyuNy pic.twitter.com/3XzoT5wDoy
— FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) May 5, 2021
“We weren’t invited; we broke in here,” Glen Mitchell Simon recorded himself saying as he stood inside the Capitol building, according to the FBI document. https://t.co/cCKkfbiYWQ
— Athens Banner-Herald (@onlineathens) May 6, 2021