Viral videos show Trump supporters blocked from flights, but they were not on no-fly list

Incidents involving supporters of President Trump who appear to have been barred from boarding flights or forced off airplanes after the Capitol riots are not the results of passengers being placed on the government’s no-fly list.

Clips began surfacing on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter on Jan. 7, the day after Trump supporters besieged the Capitol. The videos show men and women at airport terminal gates erupting in anger after learning they will not be allowed on a flight, presumably back home. While the videos have not been confirmed to be legitimate, there is a misconception that the government blocked them from boarding flights.

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