SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An alleged Antifa ‘Leader’ and Black Lives Matter activist who posed as a Trump supporter on the Capitol Protest has been arrested, based on authorities.
John Sullivan, 26, a self-described journalist and liberal activist, launched footage to the FBI that confirmed him getting into the Capitol on Jan. 6 and roaming the constructing, based on arrest paperwork. He was charged with civil dysfunction, violent entry or disorderly conduct and getting into a restricted constructing or grounds.
According to authorities Sullivan stated he was on the Capitol to doc what was taking place, nonetheless within the video he offered to the FBI, Sullivan can allegedly be heard bragging about dressing up in Trump gear, breaking a window and egging on the violence.
According to an 18 web page grievance signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger, Sullivan instructed rioters that “we got to get this [expletive] burned,” and “it’s our home mom—–“Sullivan is being held in his residence state of Utah, on a U.S. Marshals service maintain request.
Sullivan faces federal fees of civil dysfunction, getting into a restricted constructing, violent entry and disorderly conduct, and one depend of interfering with legislation enforcement engaged within the lawful efficiency of their official duties
As protesters climbed over the wall Sullivan allegedly stated “you guys are f—— savage. let’s go!”
As they made their manner contained in the capitol Sullivan allegedly says
“we accomplished this [Expletiv]” “we did this together. F— yeah! we are all a part of this history.”
Sullivan’s footage additionally included video of when Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, of San Diego, was shot by Capitol Police outdoors the Speaker’s Lobby, based on court docket paperwork.
In one video, Sullivan will be heard cheering on the gang as they broke by way of the ultimate barricade earlier than the Capitol and saying “We did this together… We are all a part of history.”
Sullivan was additionally charged with rioting and legal mischief on July 13 following a June protest in Provo that resulted in an SUV driver being shot whereas driving by way of the 2 opposing teams. The case remains to be pending.
Sullivan didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Friday afternoon, and it’s unclear if he has an legal professional.
His preliminary court docket look is scheduled within the District of Utah on Jan. 15.