East Texas newspaper apologizes for photo caption after referring to Trump protesters as Antifa members
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana File)TYLER, Texas – An East Texas newspaper is apologizing after it published a photo caption that referred to President Trump protesters as members of Antifa, a radical left-wing group. The image, pictured above in this story, was from the Associated Press and it showed Trump supporters climbing a wall at the Capitol building during the riots on Wednesday. According to a previous KSAT 12 Trust Index article, it’s determined that Antifa wasn’t involved in the Capitol riots, despite circulating rumors. RELATED: Trust Index: No evidence Antifa was involved in deadly US Capitol siege
Trust Index: No evidence Antifa was involved in deadly US Capitol siege
Despite social media claims, there's no evidence Antifa was involved in the deadly riot on the US Capitol. These are not Trump supporters. pic.twitter.com/ptcNp2lzrG — Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 6, 2021After reviewing media accounts of the siege, we’ve determined that the claim is false. According to the claims, Antifa donned Trump-themed gear and stormed the Capitol as part of a false flag operation. Other false claims also indicated that Antifa protestors were “escorted” into the Capitol by police to cause the disruption.
FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization
(Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Hours after the hearing, Trump took to Twitter to chastise his FBI director for his statements on antifa and on Russian election interference, two themes that dominated a congressional hearing on threats to the American homeland. Trump tweeted that the U.S. would be designating antifa as a terrorist organization, even though such designations are historically reserved for foreign groups and antifa lacks the hierarchical structure of formal organizations. The FBI director said racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, have been responsible for the most lethal attacks in the U.S. in recent years. He responded on that front Thursday evening, tweeting: “But Chris, you don’t see any activity from China, even though it is a FAR greater threat than Russia, Russia, Russia.
3 members of anti-government group ANTIFA arrested after looting a Target in Austin, FBI says
AUSTIN Three people have been arrested for looting, burglarizing and damaging property at an Austin Target store, according to the FBI. The three individuals are known members of the anti-government group ANTIFA, FBI officials said. The crimes occurred on May 31 at a Target store in the 5600 block of N. I-35 in Capital Plaza. FBI officials said Hogan used Facebook Live from the scene to encourage others to join the looting. FBI officials said he destroyed and ripped out surveillance cameras at the store.