DC Protesters Tackle Suspected Antifa Member, Hand Him to Cops - WATCH
Citizen’s arrest of an agent provocateur caught on camera
Protesters in Washington, DC, tackled a man in black clothes suspected of being a member of far-left group Antifa, and handed him over to police, yelling, “take his ass.”
What appeared to be a citizen’s arrest of an agent provocateur was caught on camera.
Footage taken from Breaking 911 shows the protesters surround the man who was in the process of damaging property.
The protesters walked over the suspected Antifa member to police officers.
“TAKE HIS ASS!” Rioter causing damage is detained & handed over to police by peaceful protesters in D.C.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 1, 2020
Meanwhile, rioters in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles damaged property and police cars parked in the area.
A photo tweeted by News 12 anchor Jessica Cunnington showed the destruction:
I can see three cop cars on fire now at Union Square and two more smashed pic.twitter.com/bDYeszWfRX— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) May 31, 2020
President Donald Trump declared Antifa as a designated as a terrorist group by the US Government.
"The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," President Trump tweeted.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
On Saturday, Trump highlighted Antifa's role in the violent nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.
The president pointed to the domestic terror group after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz attempted to suggest that foreign influences, white supremacists, and drug cartels are fueling chaos across America.
Attorney General Bill Barr described the riots as professionally organized and driven by "far-left extremist groups."
"Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda," Barr said.
"In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far-left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence," Barr's statement continued.