Cristian Barajas: Los Angeles-area extremist and Capitol rioter

Cristian Xavier Barajas is a right-wing extremist from Los Angeles, California who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Barajas associates with other violent right-wing extremists from Southern California. Barajas has not been witnessed committing violence, but he has been known to menace antifascists and BLM activists online.

Cristian Barajas of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, posing with guns in a photo posted to his Instagram on 17-Jan-2022
NameCristian Xavier Barajas
LivesBoyle Heights, Los Angeles
DOBJan 17, 1991
Weight185 lbs
Known AssociatesJoe “MAGA Pit” Vargas, Chris Almonte, Kayla Reifschneider, Lip Kay, and Brian Dequinia.
Distinctive MarksTAT RF ARM (“Disgruntled” red/orange letters), TAT R HND

Cristian Barajas fetishizes guns. He often posts photos and videos of himself holding or dry-firing firearms.

Participation in the Jan 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

During the Capitol riot, Cristian Barajas (plaid shirt, suspenders, blue cap) trespassed past the police lines on Capitol grounds near the Northwest Portico, steps away from where rioters had smashed several windows.

Prior to arriving at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, Cristian Barajas (plaid shirt, suspenders, blue cap) was filmed in the VIP section of the Ellipse with violent SoCal extremist Joe “MAGA Pit” Vargas.

For reference, here is an explanation of where the NW portico is located, with a list of visual clues helping to orient viewers.

Cristian Barajas (plaid shirt, suspenders inside the circle) trespassing inside the NW Portico area of the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021
Cristian Barajas (leather jacket, beard, blue cap) on the Capitol lawn near the #MediaSmash incident, with Kayla Reifschneider and another Los Angeles Capitol rioter nicknamed “Sana”

The following video shows Cristian Barajas (plaid shirt, cap, suspenders) trespassing at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. For a brief moment near the end of this video, Barajas is clearly visible standing inside the portico area (timecode: 13m:44s in the original YouTube video, in which the broken windows can also be seen).

Cristian Barajas is known to associate with fellow right-wing extremists Joe “MAGA Pit” Vargas and Brian “Redpill Ninja” Dequinia.

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