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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol after a rally with President Donald Trump, January 6, 2021 in Washington. (Archive photo)

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Three years to the day after the assault on the United States Capitol, federal police American announced on Saturday the arrest of three people actively wanted for their participation in this event which deeply marked the country.

Jonathan Pollock, Olivia Pollock and Joseph Hutchinson were arrested early Saturday at a ranch in Groveland, Florida, the FBI said in a statement. They will appear Monday in federal court in the central peninsula city of Ocala.

The three suspects are being prosecuted in particular for assault on civil servants, disturbing public order within the Capitol grounds and violent intrusion without authorization.

In 35 months of a sprawling investigation still ongoing, American authorities have charged more than 1,200 people, in almost all 50 states of the country, for their participation in the insurrection of January 6, 2021.

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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol after a rally with President Donald Trump, January 6, 2021 in Washington. (Archive photo)

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More than half have been sentenced.

These rioters opposed the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election on November 3, 2020.

Donald Trump has never acknowledged his defeat in this election and vigorously denies having incited his supporters to attack the seat of Congress.

The central question of his responsibility in this historic event, from which his possible ineligibility for the 2024 presidential election could arise, will be examined on February 8 by the Supreme Court. For the moment, he remains the big favorite in the Republican primaries.

According to a poll published this week, carried out jointly by the Washington Post and the x27;University of Maryland, 39% of Americans believe the assault on the Capitol was the result of a plot by the FBI.

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