AG Barr says that the DOJ has gathered evidence that there are foreign actors who incite the riots and looting. He also named Antifa as another group that incites and commits acts of violence.
Bill Barr claims that there are 3 groups of foreign actors who take part in the riots. It only takes one person to turn a group of protesters into a burning looting mob.
But working as a group is better because one can be an agitator and the others shout out agreement with the agitator.
Barr said: “We have evidence that Antifa and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions, have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity. We are also seeing foreign actors playing all sides to exacerbate the violence.”
The Daily Caller reported that AG Barr additionally thanked law enforcement for working to “protect” the nation’s capital before adding that the most recent demonstrations in Washington, D.C. have been peaceful.
Barr previously condemned the violent elements of some protests and, along with President Donald Trump, urged the deployment of National Guard troops to regain control of city streets.
On Tuesday, he pledged that “there will be even greater law enforcement resources and support” to handle protesters.”
“The most basic function of government is to provide security for people to live their lives and exercise their rights,” he wrote at the time. “We will meet that responsibility here in the nation’s capital.”