Diving into rumors about who was really behind the Capitol attack

Reporter: Rich Kolko Writer: Drew Hill
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The world is still fixated on videos and photos from Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. But, online, there is still some debate on if this attack was perpetrated by Trump supporters or antifa.

This was a difficult and depressing day in American history. After seeing protests and riots throughout the summer of 2020, rumors were spreading about who was actually leading them.

Mike Brooks is a retired Washington Metropolitan Police Department detective who has worked through many protests at the Capitol during his time. He spoke with some of the current law enforcement officers at the Capitol building.

“They will attest, this is not antifa, that these were right-wing nutjobs and apparently there is no indication whatsoever that antifa was involved,” said Brooks.

After a long summer of watching protests and riots across the country, many people have begun to associate tactics with different groups. While there are some similarities, it’s what investigators find after the fact.

In this case, everyone that has been arrested is a Trump supporter. It will take more time to sort it out, but the arrests that have yet to be made will hold the answers to many questions.

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