Neon Nettle: Attorney General remarks come as investigation is launched into far left group
Attorney General William Barr has revealed that officials in law enforcement now have evidence that Antifa and other far-left extremist groups have been involved in inciting and participating in the violent riots sweeping across the US amid the death of George Floyd.
Barr’s remarks come a day after President Donald Trump’s administration launched an investigation into Antifa suspected of being behind the nationwide rioting and unrest.
Barr said at a news conference:
“While many have peacefully expressed their anger and grief, others have hijacked protests to engage in lawlessness — violent rioting and arson, looting of businesses and public property, assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent.” “Such senseless acts of anarchy are not exercises of First Amendment rights; they are crimes designed to terrify fellow citizens and intimidate communities.”“As I told the governors on Monday, we understand the distinction among three different sets of actors,” Barr added.