Last Updated on February 17, 2022
A viral video showing a member of Antifa appear to make a transaction with two black men, asking them to cause trouble amid yesterday’s rioting has done the rounds across various social media platforms.
In the video, the man hands over paper to one of the black men, who then pockets the item before following the man’s orders.
A tweet captioned, “Antifa extremist provocateurs are paying protesters on the spot to incite violence and cause destruction. Can anyone identify this man?” exposed the transaction.
Later in the same thread, it was reported that the white Antifa member commanding the two black men was a “field organizer.”
The revelation comes after many on social media began questioning the fact that stacks of bricks were present at rioting hot spots throughout the country, with many floating conspiracy theories behind the nature of the demonstrations.
This footage comes merely hours before US President Donald Trump was to declare Antifa a terrorist organization.
Via National File:
President Trump announced in a tweet on Sunday that the US government will be designating antifa as a terrorist organisation.
Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” is a loose collection of leftist-aligned groups that operate across the globe, and have been blamed for fanning the flames of the riots that have been seen across the country as a result of the killing of George Floyd by a police officer earlier this week.
In a press conference on Saturday, Attorney General Bill Barr put the blame firmly on antifa and other leftist groups of “outside radical agitators” for “exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda,” noting that “in many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchic and leftist extremist groups, far-left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom traveled outside the state to promote the violence.”
Scenes of rioting and wanton destruction angered many social media commenters as agitators orchestrated property damage–and, in some cases, beatings–out of the George Floyd riots.