As violence erupted in the streets of America in 2020, there were a few distinct organizations involved in the mayhem, all with their own unique character.
Most obviously, there was “Antifa” – an “idea” or an organization, depending on who you talk to, (and what side of the aisle they are on). These are the black-and-red-clad demonstrators who conduct themselves in a sort of “professional protester” manner. They have the googles, the umbrellas, and the other accouterments of anarchy.
Opposite Antifa are the “Boogaloo Bois” – a strange offshoot of the Three-Percenters, who fall way to the right of the political mainstream and who dress in full militia aesthetic. It’s not anarchy that they’re after, but war – either of a racial or civil variety.
Of course, each group likes to disguise their street teams as each others’ street teams, in order to bring bad press to their rivals.
Perhaps this is what took place in Minneapolis back in May.
A 26-year-old Texas man and self-described “Boogaloo Bois” member is accused of traveling to Minneapolis and firing an AK-47-style weapon into Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct during the May 28 unrest.
On Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Ivan Harrison Hunter of Boerne, Texas, is facing a federal charge of participating in a riot. He was arrested in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday.
And here’s where it gets odd:
According to the complaint, investigators say after firing 13 rounds into the 3rd Precinct, Hunter is seen giving another person a “high-five” and yelling, “Justice for Floyd!”
This wouldn’t be the typical Boogaloo Bois mentality, which could seem to indicate that Hunter was simply looking to escalate the violent situation, framing protesters in the process.
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