(bigleaguepolitics)A man arrested for riot crimes during last week’s raucous US Capitol protest is a hardcore Black Lives Matter left-wing militant, having previously spearheaded riot events opposing President Trump and law enforcement.
An affidavit revealed Thursday in the DC District Court charges Sullivan with entering a restricted building, violent entry, and civil disorders.
Sullivan was recorded calling for left-wing militants to “rip Trump out of this office” during an August Black Lives Matter riot.
BLM inc. threatening to “rip the president out of the White House”
They say they won’t wait until the next election.
They’re openly calling for a revolution.
This is domestic terrorism on full display, out in the open. They don’t even try to hide it. pic.twitter.com/OyhNSzBEwu
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 29, 2020
Sullivan previously was criminally charged for a BLM riot in Provo, Utah in which a man was shot.
One of the men who was part of the siege of the Capitol building is John Earle Sullivan, an extreme BLM activist from Utah. He was arrested & charged in July 2020 over a BLM-antifa riot where drivers in Provo were threatened & one was shot. https://t.co/C0WQsEfcIG pic.twitter.com/Kxm5du2Ozs
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 7, 2021
Sullivan whined of the cold when he was captured by DC police on January 7th, a day after his riot activity.
Sullivan styles himself the leader of a group called Insurgence USA, which was formed as a Black Lives Matter street riot group after the death of George Floyd. The FBI agent who authored the affidavit of charges details Sullivan’s left-wing political orientation, revealing that Sullivan claimed he was merely on the scene of the Capitol to document events. At one point Sullivan admitted to breaking something on camera, during his livestream of the Capitol storming.
Perhaps most shockingly, Sullivan appears to have admitted his presence in DC was intended for “counter intel” purposes in a far-left Discord server.
Most of the rally goers on the scene on January 6th were Trump supporters, and most in fact demonstrated peacefully without entering the Capitol. However, the arrest of one Antifa activist raises questions about the instigation of trespassing and criminal activity.