John Sullivan, a noted leftist leader from Utah, stormed the US Capitol with fellow activists on Wednesday.
The mainstream media and the fact-checkers tried to protect him and claimed that he was there only to film the whole situation.
Even far-left PolitiFact reviewed Sullivan’s video of the mob into the Capitol and Babbitt’s shooting. They say that it doesn’t show Sullivan clearly engaged in the violence or leading the run-up to the Capitol, although it does show him animated as he spoke with police and rioters from the frontlines.
At points in the video, Sullivan can be heard telling others he was only filming and discouraging violence. At other points, he appeared to encourage what was happening. As rioters scaled a wall outside, for example, he cheered them on. “We did this s—, together,” he said after the barricades came down. “This is f—— history. We’re all a part of this f—— history.”
But Desert News who made an interview with Sullivan claim that some of the 40-minute video he posted to his social media sites contradicts his assertion that he and another woman were “only filming” the actions and not participating as he can be heard in the video encouraging people to join them as they push their way through police barricades.
Just after people broke into the building, Sullivan — wearing a gas mask and wielding an iPhone on a stabilizing stick — and a woman who said Wednesday that she was making a documentary on Sullivan, are on the first porch area outside the entrance looking back over the throngs of people around the Capitol. They can be heard encouraging people to climb the wall, saying, “Come on. Let’s go!”
On Friday, Sullivan insisted that he didn’t encourage violence or vandalism.
When asked about some of the things he said during the 40-minute video, he said, “When you’re in a massive crowd like that, you have to blend in.”
The riot was not an impromptu act, Sullivan said.
Now the same guy who said that he was there as a journalist and is not calling for violence, now calls for an armed march on the UTAH State Capitol on January 23rd.
Image from his site printscreen below:
He was also very active with BLM and Antifa riots this summer but even his co-demonstrators made allegations that the is an agent provocateur:
John Sullivan organized some Antifa/Black Lives Matter riots don’t mention or calls for a march for Black liberation, or Black lives, or anything to do with BLM.
Sullivan was also reportedly banned from the Portland and DC scenes for inciting incidents that led to mass arrests.
Following this and many other incidents, James Sullivan told me Utah's BLM chapter reached out to him to help banish John from the scene. John left for Portland, where he was banished for unusual acts that caused mass arrests, then locked out of DC for his destructive presence.
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) January 14, 2021
As a reminder in August John Sullivan threatened to “rip President Trump from the White House” during violence in Washington DC. Sullivan was flown to DC for the protests.
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