Who is Celestino T Perez? MAGA-backing ex-colonel threatens more violence ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

'Many of Us will return on January 19, 2021, carrying Our weapons, in support of Our nation's resolve, to which the world will never forget!!!' said Perez


                            Who is Celestino T Perez? MAGA-backing ex-colonel threatens more violence ahead of Joe Biden inauguration
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After the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 that led to the deaths of five people, including a police officer, and panicked evacuations of Congressmen and Senators who had gathered to certify the results of the 2020 election, a MAGA supporter and retired army man went on Parler to incite further violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. 

"Today, January 6, 2021, We patriots by the millions, have arrived in Washington, D.C., carrying banners of support for the greatest President the world has ever known. Bit (sic) if we must... Many of Us will return on January 19, 2021, carrying Our weapons, in support of Our nation's resolve, to which the world will never forget!!!" a colonel who goes by the name Celestino T Perez wrote in a post on Parler, which has become the latest favorite social media platform for the far-right. 

He continued, "We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match. However, the police are NOT Our enemy, unless they choose to be! All who will not stand with the American Patriots... or who cannot stand with Us... then, that would be a good time for YOU to take a few vacation days." He signed off as "The American Patriot."



 

After a screenshot of the post went viral on Twitter, people started tagging the FBI and requesting the police to be better prepared than they were to handle the mob that attacked the Capitol. "And remember the Capitol police let everybody who sakes our Capitol go yesterday with a tsk tsk so they’re still at large," one of them said.

Another wrote, "Uh @FBI where the hell are you?" A third commented, "Joe should do his inauguration from an undisclosed location via video. The incompetence shown yesterday proves that they is no way they can protect him."

Another reacted, "I feel like some things need to happen to Parler after what happened yesterday." A commenter tweeted, "Beyond treason. Terroristic threat. Hope they’re taking this threat seriously." One user said, "Is this guy being arrested? All these nuts must be stopped!" A user wrote, "If after everything we saw yesterday our Secret Service and FBI and every other resource we have available don’t take these threats seriously we will be in a world of hurt."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Although not much is known about Perez, he had made a similar threat back in December last year, which went viral on Facebook. "US Colonel Celestino T Perez has issued a warning on his Parler account today that sometime between the 18th & the 24th that Trump will tactically implement the sanctions from the 2018 executive order on voter interference."

"This will freeze the money & assets of people & entities to include Facebook, Twitter, Fake News Corp & Chinese U.S financial accounts. The military has prepared our borders, land & sea for invasion. The colonel is advising everyone to make sure that your family has an adequate supply of bottled water & a 10 day supply of food. Also, get a CB radio if you do not own one," one person shared on FB. 

It added, "Local Law Enforcement will have no authority so it is a good idea to assemble a team to secure your surroundings. I am asking everyone to share this to make everyone aware of what is coming in a couple of days so that everyone is prepared! If you haven't armed-up like we have been telling you, it's a bit late for that now. Make sure wherever you are that you are near somebody who owns a gun and knows how to use it!"

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