There’s No Evidence Antifa Was Involved In The Attempted Coup At The Capitol

In the aftermath of the attempted coup by Trump supporters at the Capitol on Wednesday that left one person dead, conspiracy theorists and right-wing figures have tried to shift the blame to their favorite target: antifa.

There is no evidence of antifa’s involvement in the breach of the Capitol and ensuing trashing of the Senate chamber and other parts of the building, and Trump supporters have been openly planning today’s action for weeks. But that hasn’t stopped baseless claims and speculation from spreading on social media.

One tweet included a photo of men he claimed were members of antifa; in fact, the men in the photo from the Capitol are frequent MAGA world protester “Q Shaman” and white nationalist Jason Tankersley.

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