John Sullivan, a self-declared leader of the Marxist group Black Lives Matter and Antifa was arrested yesterday by the FBI for his role in the riots on January 6th at the Capitol.
Sullivan filmed events including the shooting of an unarmed woman and Air Force veteran and is heard exhorting violence saying among other incriminating statements “let’s burn this shit down”
|Utah BLM Marxist leader and Antifa activist John Sullivan who promotes “revolution” seen in this
mug shot from an earlier arrest in 2020 at another event where a man was shot.
Much of the US media has pushed a narrative the rioting was caused by President Trump’s remarks at a rally at noon but his remarks urging peaceful protests to follow his speech don’t match the timeline of actual events. People at the Capitol report protestors had assembled more than a mile away before his speech had ended.
The same media had similarly concluded Antifa was not participating in the riot but other witnesses and video suggests they led the violence planted in the front and like John Sullivan donned Trump paraphernalia to blend in.
Subsequently, some of those who participated in the riots planned to force entry into the building prior to the day as seen on Facebook and other internet message boards. Those people who numbered approximately several hundred were dwarfed by the hundreds of thousands who came and protested peacefully at the event.