Several reports are emerging of how Antifa has not only allegedly been infiltrating peaceful demonstrations in an effort to start riots, but also they are impersonating Black Lives Matter. Antifa is alleged to be a left-wing extremist group.
These riots are initiated by a small, fringe group of radicals as witnessed in Madison, Wisconsin. According to reports, protestors held a peaceful demonstration, estimated to be over 1,000 people, but then 150 broke off from this main group and began rioting, setting fires, looting and destroying businesses.
Antifa and their ilk are well organized and according to reports are allegedly using social media and encrypted apps to mobilize.
Some rioters are also using weapons such as Molotov cocktails and as well tennis rackets and sling shots that enable them to launch stones almost a full block.
Fox News writes:
According to multiple U.S. intelligence sources, law-enforcement officials in various departments nationwide and analysts monitoring the activity, the playbook in every city is almost the same: the peaceful protests are organized, and a point place is designated for people to gather in the daylight hours.
But, as the night falls and thousands go home, the looting and discord are ignited by a fresh round of people camouflaged with dark clothing and masks, armed with spray paint for graffiti and sometimes homemade weapons, and their nefarious behavior continues well into the early hours.
“The most important thing to realize is the difference between is between the protestors and the rioters. The protestors are mostly peaceful, and the rioters who come next are Antifa going into areas with Black Lives Matter [BLM] signs,” said Lorenzo Boyd, an assistant professor for diversity and inclusion and director for the Center for Advanced Policing at the University of New Haven. “It is a mob mentality, really.”
There have also been reports of White Supremacists being involved in the rioting, however, it does not appear they are major players in the riots at this point.