Pelosi’s stolen lectern back at the Capitol

WASHINGTON (AFP) – United States (US) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s lectern was back in its rightful spot at the Capitol on Wednesday, a week after it was stolen during the violent incursion of the building by a mob of Trump supporters.

The photo of a man – smiling, waving and wearing a Trump hat – carrying the piece of furniture under his arm as he wandered the halls of Congress has become one of the most emblematic images of the day.

The man was quickly identified as Florida resident Adam Johnson and has been charged with unlawful trespassing, violent conduct and theft – despite the fact that the lectern was later found abandoned in a hallway.

Adam Johnson walked around the US Capitol building having taken the lectern of House Spaker Nancy Pelosi. PHOTO: AFP