Confused Americans thought this protester was called ‘Via Getty’ and it’s niche but very funny

On a grim morning for democracy and much else besides, this unfortunate misunderstanding was a welcome ray of light.

Some very confused Americans misinterpreted what ‘Via Getty’ meant on this picture of a rioter casually walking away with a podium from Congress while waving to the camera.

And it’s niche but very funny.

Just in case anyone was still in any doubt …

And just a few of the things people were saying about it this morning.

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