WASHINGTON DC—On Friday, January 6, Micki Witthoeft, 58, the mother of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed after breaking into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was arrested. Witthoeft was participating in a protest on the second anniversary of her daughter’s death when she was arrested for blocking a street on Capitol grounds.

According to U.S. Capitol Police, Witthoeft was among demonstrators who blocked Independence Avenue SW and First Street SW. Witthoeft was repeatedly told to get out of the street before she was arrested.

“Instead of getting out of the road, the woman refused to leave, turned around with her hands behind her back, and asked to be arrested,” the U.S. Capitol Police said.

USCP indicated that Witthoeft went through processing, received her court date, and was released.

Ashli, a U.S Air Force veteran, in 2021 after climbing through a barricaded entry door to the Speakers Chambers where the glass was broken, was shot and killed.

Reports indicate that the protestors did not have the required permits to protest on U.S. Capitol grounds.