“In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchic and left extremist groups — far-left extremist groups — using Antifa-like tactics.”
Nope, there are many opportunists taking the weekend to do some violence, for its own sake, because street violence creates other possibilities, to settle scores, to “get away with stuff”. Similarly for abuse “under color of law”.
Yet Bill Barr felt the need to suggest it was "ANTIFA-like"
Left wing groups creating the mayhem!? https://t.co/YOvf8Oa28W
— 𝙻𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚢 𝚃𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚢 📷 (@LarryTenney) May 30, 2020
President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to rally at the White House, inviting a potentially dangerous mix of protesters after people angry about the death of an unarmed black man in Minnesota police custody skirmished with the Secret Service on Friday.
He threatened “the unlimited power” of the U.S. military to clamp down on demonstrations, tweeting from Air Force One as he traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the launch of a SpaceX spacecraft. The military is “ready, willing, and able” to assist, Trump said earlier.
In a series of tweets early on Saturday, Trump also seemed to revel in the potential for violence outside the White House, warning that Friday’s protesters would have been met by “the most vicious dogs” and “most ominous weapons” had they dared to breach the fence around the property.
He depicted Secret Services agents as eager to battle the demonstrators, and later issued an appeal to his supporters to assemble: “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???”
Agreed. I think they’re just waiting to call martial law
— Verse1 *STAY HOME* Verse2 *STAY HOME (@verse1verse2) May 30, 2020
Minnesota governor mobilises National Guard and suggests protests are being manipulated by ‘domestic terrorists’ from r/politics
Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests – rawstory.com/2020/05/bill-b…
Boogaloo boys at Dallas protest yesterday. Any leftist that thinks that these people are on your side needs to realize these are hardcore rightwingers looking to kick off a second civil war. They are not our friends. As always, if you recognize any of these guys hit the DM’s. pic.twitter.com/H99OGA6LJP
— Sunny South Dallas AFA (@PegasusAFA) May 30, 2020