Attorney General Barr Threatens Action Against Marxist Groups Co-Opting George Floyd Protests

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Police in riot gear stand in front of the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, outside the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Attorney General William Barr issued a dire warning to individuals who cross state lines to engage in rioting and violent demonstrations in major cities where people are protesting the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. He stated that the Department of Justice is willing to take “all action necessary” to enforce federal law that prohibits crossing state lines to incite or participate in rioting.

While addressing reporters, Barr indicated that “far-left extremist groups” were responsible for the violence taking place in major cities like Minneapolis, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He also pointed out the impact that these groups are having on those who wish to demonstrate peacefully.

“Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protests are being hijacked by violent radical elements,” Barr said. “In many places it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by far-left extremist groups and anarchic groups using Antifa-like tactics.”

Antifa, which is short for “anti-fascists,” is a loosely-connected network of extreme far-left groups that are ostensibly intended to push for a left-wing version of anarchy. These groups claim to fight “fascism,” but in reality, they use brown shirt tactics to push their agenda. Put simply, they justify violence by pretending that their enemies are actual fascists on par with Germany’s Nazi party. But the truth is that they are every bit as fascist as those they claim to oppose.


Even further, Antifa groups have put their apparent racism on full display when they decided to take over the peaceful protests held by residents of Minneapolis and other cities in response to Floyd’s death. These Marxist thugs – who are mostly white – have been inciting violence and burning down building in each of the cities in which the demonstrations are taking place.

By engaging in their violent activities, they have enabled the corporate media to portray the black residents of these cities as unruly rioters. Since the progressive press won’t admit that Antifa is responsible for much of the violence and that the minority agitators who are participating in the looting come from other states to wreak havoc, the American public might view the peaceful protesters less favorably.

Yet, Tim Walz, the governor of Minnesota, noted that about 80% of those participating in the protests didn’t even live in the state. But the media doesn’t seem to think this information is important enough to reinforce with its audience.

Now that the rioting has spread to other cities in other states, it seems likely that we will see the same trend: far-left protesters engaging in violence and allowing the black residents to take the blame. Since the corporate press isn’t interested in the truth, hopefully, alternative news outlets will continue to make sure the lies are debunked.



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