Wednesday, June 03, 2020
The FBI has collected no intelligence indicating that "antifa" was involved in violence over the weekend related to protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, The Nation reported.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr both blamed antifa " a loosely organized left-wing group consisting of anti-fascism activists " for violence linked to a series of protests that took place on Sunday.
Trump announced on Twitter that day that "the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization."
Barr released a statement afterward echoing the president's sentiments, saying, "The violence instigated and carried out by antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly."
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