PizzaGate Believers Rally At White House After Alex Jones Apologizes For Spreading Theory

 
 

Comet Ping Pong Gunman Pleads Guilty

PizzaGate "true believers" rallied at the White House on Saturday, demanding an investigation into their bogus conspiracy theory involving a child sex-trafficking ring, Democratic Party officials and numerous restaurants.

The rally came one day after far-right radio host Alex Jones of InfoWars apologized for his role in spreading the conspiracy theory, which inspired a gunman to fire an AR-15 rifle at Comet Ping Pong, a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., in December. 

Also Friday, the gunman — 28-year-old Edgar Welch — pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the shooting. Welch told police he wanted to "self-investigate" the fake news story and felt he was doing a public service. 

During Saturday's rally, one PizzaGate believer reportedly was arrested after snatching a microphone from another man who was part of a nearby "Make America Great Again" event for veterans in support of President Donald Trump. 

Scenes from the PizzaGate rally below.