A week after the riots which took place at the US Capitol, videos showing people being prevented from getting in the planes and kicked out of flights started emerging online. Allegedly, these people are MAGA supporters, who were dubbed terrorists by many.

As the number of videos grew bigger and bigger, the hashtags #NoFlyList and #TerroristTears were being added alongside them.

Some outlets wrote how the people featured in the videos have nothing to do with the riots and are actually treated in the way shown probably because they refuse to wear masks. Snopes clarified: “While videos show people who were removed from flights for being unruly or refusing to wear a mask, these people were not added to the FBI’s terrorist no-fly list.”

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In hopes of preventing anything unpleasant from happening during the flights, airline companies stated how they keep the right to have their own no-fly list. The APA president Julie Hedrick released a statement, saying: “We are incredibly concerned about recent politically motivated incidents onboard passenger aircraft. Regardless of one’s political beliefs, the cabin of a commercial aircraft must, out of necessity, be a calm environment for the safety of everyone on board.”

In the meantime, the Committee on Homeland Security urged the TSA and FBI to add ‘violent perpetrators’ in the attack on the Capitol to the no-fly list.

“Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names of all identified individuals involved in the attack to the federal No Fly List and keep them off planes,” representative Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security reportedly said. “This should include all individuals identified as having entered the Capitol building – an intrusion which threatened the safety of Members of Congress and staff and served as an attack on our Nation.”

We are yet to learn the truth behind all these videos. You can take a look at a compilation of them below.

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