People in the far-left domestic terrorist group Antifa confirmed their presence to a Fox News journalist in Brooklyn Center, Minn. directly before another night of riots and carnage erupted in response to a police-involved shooting on Sunday.
Fox reporter Mike Tobin was on “The Ingraham Angle” to give updates from the chaos where a mob of violent demonstrators and law enforcement squared off after the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by police officer Kimberly Potter, who has recently resigned.
Potter claims she mistakenly used her gun rather than her taser after Wright resisted police attempting to arrest him on warrants for assaulting and robbing a woman at gunpoint.
Tobin was traveling with the news crew to another part of the town at the time of the interview, speaking to Ingraham from inside a car.
“I can tell you this. The makeup of the population out here certainly changed tonight. I think Sunday night it was all about the locals that were here. They were genuine and angry,” he stated.
“As it goes on, you get more people coming in from out of town. I had several people that I spoke with who identified themselves as Antifa, and angrily so. So, you had that crowd out here.”
“We saw an increased number of kids ‘wearing the uniform’ if you will, the black hoodies, the backpacks. I saw leaf-blowers out there, different kinds of … makeshift shields and things. It was changing dramatically in terms of the makeup, and certainly the numbers of the crowd.”
Host Laura Ingraham went on to explain that she was keeping an eye on some of the protest group’s social media accounts where she saw posts warning other activists that officials were heard on police scanners possibly preparing for “mass arrests” of anyone involved in the rioting and upheaval.
“I guess it is ticking them off even more,” she explained. “So that is something that we should also take a look out for. Look, the mayor of St. Paul and the mayor of Minneapolis both said they would not tolerate looting and violence. They both made that clear despite what we saw last night and the night before.”
“Yeah, they say they won’t tolerate looting and violence but there’s still looting and violence,” Tobin responded. “Then you had the [Brooklyn Center] Mayor Mike Elliott suggest, as you noted, that if there was a curfew and it to be enforced — it sounded like what he was saying you’re drawing a line in the sand — and that it gives them something to defy and it creates a dynamic, he said, an excuse for more arrests.”
“In terms of gearing up for mass arrests, that’s what riot cops always do. Any time you see riot cops, you see the zip-strips with them.”
While Tobin was trying to speak, explosive devices could be heard in the background being used by police trying to diffuse the mob before the 10 p.m. curfew went into effect.
Ingraham stated that it was a safe bet that Minnesota authorities were still “on edge” after over a year of the George Floyd riots. She described that the anti-police sentiment from the radical leftist groups was still as plainly evident, with the city being adorned with distasteful graffiti such as the abbreviation ACAB, or “All cops are the B-Word,” she cited.
“A lot of people blame President Trump’s attitude or tone, unfairly, I might add, for this unrest. Can’t blame Trump now. You have Joe Biden in the White House. He called for calm the other day even though obviously we had Barack Obama today tweet out that what happened to Mr. Wright indicates that we need to reimagine policing in the United States — which is what frankly a lot of far-left activists are saying when they say reimagine policing, they’re saying abolish police forces,” the host told her viewers.