Watch Brandon Craig Fellows on TikTok as he is driven to federal court to surrender himself for participating in the insurrection at the Capitol building. Fellows was interviewed following the insurrection, insisting he had “no regrets” for disrupting Congress’ efforts to certify Joe Biden as president:
Fellows, who lives in a converted school bus, said he stopped working last spring because of fears of Covid-19. But he said he became disillusioned when New York state denied him unemployment benefits. “For awhile, in early March and April, I was super poor,” he said.
And this is the core problem: an economy that does not work anymore, that leaves people living in extreme precarity or witnessing friends and family facing precarious living conditions, high debt, lack of good jobs, and lack of good health care.