Justice Department records show no links to antifa in protests: report

Justice Department records show no links to antifa within the federal cases relating to the protests over George Floyd’s death, NPR reported Tuesday

An NPR review of court documents for 51 individuals who are facing federal charges related to the demonstrations found that none alleged connections to the anti-fascist movement. 

The lack of alleged links seemingly contradicts comments by Attorney General William Barr and President Trump singling out of anti-fascists for inciting violence during the protests.

Out of the 51 cases brought to the department so far, 20 involve allegations relating to arson, typically of government property or buildings, 16 involve allegations relating to illegal possession of a firearm, usually by a felon, and eight involve allegedly inciting a riot or civil disorder, according to NPR. 

Full story at The Hill

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