According to an opinion editorial in the New York Times, when photographer Jeremy Lee Quinn dressed in black and went undercover to photograph looting taking place at a Black Lives Matter protest, he was expecting to find white supremacists. Instead, to his surprise, he discovered that left-wing anarchists were behind the May 31 protest in Santa Monica.
The Daily Caller explains:
Jeremy Lee Quinn started photographing a Black Lives Matter protest in Santa Monica, California, May 31 when someone notified him that people were looting a nearby shoe store, New York Times’ editorial board member Farah Stockman wrote in a Wednesday column. When Quinn arrived, he saw young people running out of the store carrying shoeboxes while a group of black-clad men wearing masks behaved like supervisors as the store was looted.
Quinn witnessed a black-clad white man break a store window with a crowbar the following day, though he didn’t take anything from the shop, Stockman wrote. [Was he setting the store up for looting?]
After reviewing videos of looting across the country, Quinn noticed similar groups of masked black-clad supervisors, so he dressed the same way and attended a protest, Stockman wrote. Quinn thought the supervisors would be tied to white supremacy groups, instead, he found a group of “insurrectionary anarchists.”
Oh, then there was this tweet:
But if the riots have been taken over by white left-wing anarchists, it may explain this:
The Black community in MN is calling out white Antifa members for starting the riots and destroying their communities. I keep telling y’all these white liberals are not our friends. #Democrats #GeorgeFloyd#minneapolis https://twitter.com/i/status/1266481829592399872
— Angela Stanton King (@theangiestanton) May 29, 2020