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Florida airport arrest videos do not show Capitol rioters

Videos tagged #NoFlyList trending on Tik Tok and Twitter are not accurate, Broward sheriff’s records show.

Videos showing women being arrested at a Florida airport are not related to last week’s violent protests at the U.S. Capitol.

The videos, first posted to the app TikTok, drew thousands of views across various social media platforms on Monday, and were often shared with the hashtag #NoFlyList.

Many who posted them said that the women, who are seen screaming as they are carried or dragged away by Broward County sheriff’s deputies, were being arrested upon their return from Washington, D.C. where they were part of a mob of President Donald Trump supporters that stormed and vandalized the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Arrest records from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office say the videos show the women being arrested months before the Capitol riot, on Nov. 12, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.


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Nataliya Pyrig, 47, of Miami Beach, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery and resisting or obstructing a police officer without violence. She is accused of touching or striking a woman, and failing to obey commands during her arrest, a Broward County court document states. She was released on $1,000 bail and pleaded not guilty.

Halyna Hnatkiv, 22, of Miami Beach, was arrested and charged with resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. She is accused of grabbing a deputy by the arm and screaming at deputies to stop as they arrested Pyrig, according to court records.

Hnatkiv pleaded not guilty on Dec. 22.

The videos of Pyrig and Hnatvik appeared as part of a video montage that claimed to show arrests of Capitol rioters and was viewed millions of times on Twitter. The Tampa Bay Times has not verified the accuracy of any of the other posts tagged #NoFlyList or #SeditionHasConsequences.

Some commenters incorrectly identified the location of the arrests as Tampa International Airport.

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