Comet Ping Pong Gunman Pleads Guilty
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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.
This family of 5 wore matching Pizzagate outfits. pic.twitter.com/ADyZhN8MLV— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 25, 2017
A lot going on in this park guys pic.twitter.com/PxWisISXgX— Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) March 25, 2017
pizzagate march vs trump bridge pic.twitter.com/ch2lF47oac— makent (@makent) March 25, 2017
Pizzagate rally is getting off course. Now talking about father's rights, family court, pro se litigants, American Bar Association. pic.twitter.com/7RJi1AbjWg— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 25, 2017
Pizzagate sign features "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary aka Mr Wonderful pic.twitter.com/H4M2MduzW8— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 25, 2017
New speaker at the Pizzagate rally: a man in a propeller hat. pic.twitter.com/r9lvgGgj93— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 25, 2017
A pizzagate rally lol. Even Alex Jones dropped this one. pic.twitter.com/yvvkOKnAEG— patrick (@patrickmustdie) March 25, 2017