By Sadie Gurman
Authorities have made 51 arrests for federal crimes related to rioting, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday, blaming the violence and destruction on antifa as well as agitators “of a variety of different political persuasions.”
Barr, who has deployed all federal law-enforcement agencies to help quell the unrest, also said the federal investigation into the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked demonstrations nationwide, is continuing.
“While the vast majority of police officers do their jobs bravely and righteously, it is undeniable that many African Americans lack confidence in our American justice system,” he said. “This must change.
Antifa, which is short for antifascist, refers to a loose affiliation of far-left groups and individuals who say they believe in confronting those they consider racist, anti-Semitic or fascist, including through violence.
Trending at WSJ.com: