Over a week ago, 46-year-old George Floyd, was murdered at the hands of police.
Since his death made nationals headlines throughout the US, protests have taken place throughout all 50 states in order to fight for justice and make sure his killer(s) pay for what they did.
However, Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr suggested that Antifa (an organized left-wing group consisting of anti-fascism activists, according to Business Insider), were to blame for violence linked to these protests.
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly,” Barr said in a statement.
However, according to The Nation, which referenced an official FBI situation report, there was no evidence to support said claims.
“[There’s] no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” the bureau’s Washington DC office reports, in regards to the violence taking place on Sunday.
The FBI did, however, reveal that a social media group “called for far-right provocateurs to attack federal agents” as well as “use automatic weapons against protesters.”