Was Antifa responsible?
The usual suspects are planting a “false flag” theory — that Donald Trump supporters caused the State Street riots Saturday (05-30-2020) in Madison WI.
“Trump people on now on State Street … agitating,” said Rose Johnson-Brown on social media.
“Agent provocateurs, no doubt,” chimed in Helena Perkins-White.
“We had a great protest. Now white folks are downtown breaking windows,” claimed Brandi Grayson, who has a paying contract from the Madison school district to start BLM chapters.
Milek Olson claimed “Fifty edgy white boys from small rural towns … heading up State Street to wipe out the demonstrators,” alerted another.
“There’s my proof!” exulted Jessica Fess.
“I was there and these white folks looting were not there today [at the Capitol rally] and nobody knows them! … FAKE, PAID white agitators plants out there that nobody knows smashing up stuff. They don’t know Madison is too small and we recognize EVERBODY! They are not us and this is facts!”
Our … acquaintances are following the lead of liberals, progressives and socialists in Minnesota. “Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Saturday told reporters he’d heard unconfirmed reports that white supremacists were coming from elsewhere,“ WCCO Twin Cities reported.
“A vague claim and a lie,” the Federalist counters. “It turns out that most of those arrested were actually Minnesota residents.”
The provocateurs could very well have been Antifa, which has been active in Madison and is largely white. But hardly Trump supporters!
Again from social media: “Reporters are doing crop shots which only show Black people,” Tiffany Sneed complained.
Um, sorry, corrected Aaron Konkol. “I was there. All day. I wish I could say it was all white people who did the looting. It definitely was not.”
But it was still outside agitators, Konkol assured. “I absolutely think that it was planted agitators provoking impressionable, already infuriated youth, though. Tony Robinson’s grandma was saying the cops gave the main agitator the bullhorn he was using when leading the crowd from the city county building to the cop shop to State.”
The cops are in on the conspiracy!
Thankfully, Trump is designating Antifa a terrorist organization.
If they’re outside agitators, that isn’t stopping Bianca Gomez’ Freedom Inc., Brandi Grayson’s Urban Triage, the Party for Socialism & Liberation and Free-The-350 Bail Fund from raising their bail money and paying the rioters’ legal expenses. As of 3 this afternoon (05-31-2020) they had raised $13,000.
⇒ Whereas, the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County had raised $104,000 to help the 75 businesses wrecked by the riots. Donate here.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Good on Michael Johnson and the Boys & Girls Club.