Micki Witthoeft stands with supporters of protesters that were arrested at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Micki Witthoeft, mother of Ashli Babbitt, in Washington on Friday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The mother of Ashli was arrested during a protest in Washington, D.C., two years after her daughter was fatally shot by police after storming the Capitol.

According to the U.S. Capitol Police, Micki Witthoeft was among a group of people who were blocking traffic outside the Capitol.

The group did not have a permit to demonstrate on Capitol grounds, the USCP said in a statement, and officers formed a perimeter and repeatedly told the demonstrators to "Get out of the road" or they would be arrested.

The woman in the group was warned multiple times to get out of the road. The woman refused to leave, turned around with her hands in the air, and asked to be arrested.

Micki Witthoeft watches a police officer separate a counterprotester from her group.
Witthoeft, center, was among a group of demonstrators illegally blocking traffic, U.S. Capitol Police said. (Jon Cherry/Reuters)

Witthoeft was arrested for disobeying an order and blocking and obstructing roads. She was given a citation and released.

While Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election, a group of Donald Trump supporters tried to break through the Speaker's Lobby barricade. She was killed by a Capitol Police officer who was trying to protect other House members and staff.

The internal investigation by the Capitol Police found no wrongdoing.

Ashli Babbitt as seen in her Maryland driver’s license photo.
Babbitt, seen here in her driver’s license photo, was fatally shot by police on the day of the insurrection in 2021. (Maryland MVA/courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Far-right conspiracy theories about the Capitol attack have been around for a while. The former president himself has portrayed Babbitt as a martyr.

She recorded a video message for her family on her 36th birthday.

Trump said in the video that Babbitt's memory will live on in his heart for the rest of his life.

He said that they were grieving her loss. Ashli shouldn't have died that day. Ashli and her family need justice.