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LKN protestors join demonstration in US Capital

Jan. 6. By Dave Yochum. A bus with 50 people from Lake Norman is among 65 bus loads of people from North Carolina who have descended on the US Capital to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president of the United States.

None of the 50 Lake Norman protestors are in the Capitol building that CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer calls a “horrible, horrible” situation, according to one of the protestors, Cornelius resident and gun range owner Brian Sisson.

​”​The protests were loud and peaceful until the ​c​apital gestapo ​[sic] ​started firing tear gas ​unprovoked. It’s amazing how all the electeds are reacting when they piss off the conservatives. Keep up the good work​,” Sisson said on a Facebook post.


His wife Tricia Sisson is a Cornelius Town Commissioner who did not attend. Brian Sisson is a former Huntersville Town Commissioner. In January 2020 Brian Sisson launched a petition drive to run as an independent for NC Senate District 41, the seat once held by former Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte.

​In a Facebook conversation with this reporter, he said he did not believe any of the​ local group that went ​to the protest went ​into the ​C​apit​o​l​ building​.

​”​The only injuries I believe were sustained by actions from the ​Cap​it​o​l ​P​olice and ​S​ecret ​S​ervice​,” Sisson said.

One of the organizers of the LKN contingent was Cornelius resident Lane Yates. He could not be reached for comment.

Headlines from other countries used the word “insurrection” as President-elect Joe Biden addressed the country at 4 pm today from Wilmington, Del.

Facebook post from Lane Yates

Biden addresses country

Biden spoke briefly about the events on Capitol Hill, quoting Lincoln and telling Donald Trump to appear on national television and call for an end to the chaos inside the Capitol.

He ignored shouted questions about whether he was concerned about the inauguration, then returned to stage to say:

“I am not concerned about my safety, security, or the inauguration… The American people are going to stand up, stand up now. Enough is enough is enough.”

The National Guard has been deployed after Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed.