Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Limits Trump Rally to 250 People

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Limits Trump Rally to 250 People

Minnesota, ground zero for the George Floyd riots that threatened the entire nation, is now a battleground state for the 2020 presidential election, and, for Donald Trump, a state of government-sanctioned voter suppression.

The venue for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Minnesota that was scheduled for Friday has been restricted to only 250 people after partisan political hack and former DNC chairman Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who beats his girlfriend, put pressure on the business owners of multiple locations.

The rally was originally planned for the Rochester airport, but Ellison’s office demanded a “COVID preparedness plan” from officials from the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and the Rochester airport, as well as the Republican National Committee to ensure the event was safe.  Anyone who knows Ellison knows he would love for a large crowd of Trump supporters to die of COVIID-19, so his intentions are  not really about the safety of those attending, but as a means of voter suppression by limiting the number of people who can attend.

Thanks to Ellison, the event was moved to Dodge Center, prompting Ellison’s office to ask the Trump campaign and the owner of the building McNeilus Steel for their “COVID Preparedness Plan.”  I highly doubt the Minnesota AG asked the Biden campaign for a COVID preparedness plant for their huge rallies.  Oh, wait, that’s right.  People don’t really go to Biden rallies on the rare days that he hasn’t called a lid on campaigning by 9 am.

That prompted the Trump campaign to move the event again, back to the airport.

“Thanks to the free speech-stifling dictates of Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, only the first 250 people will be admitted,” the campaign said in a statement Thursday night.

“Without question, Minnesota Democrats had hoped that the President would simply cancel the event, but he will not allow partisan politicians to deprive people of their First Amendment rights to gather peacefully to hear directly from the President of the United States,” the statement continued.

Trump supporters volunteering for the occasion instantly expressed their outrage on social media once they heard from organizers that the rally location was canceled.  Comparisons had been made with the large numbers of protesters over the summer because the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Minnesota Republican chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan called out Ellison and Governor Tim Waltz for suppressing the First Amendment right to free assembly.  Democrats no longer live by the Constitution.  They use timing to their political advantage.  They know how long it would take for a judge to rule their orders as a violation of people’s Constitutional rights, and there are no consequences for breaking the law in that manner.

She stated:

“Suppression. Interference with our first amendment rights,” she wrote on Twitter. “This is what Gov Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison are doing by abusing the power of their offices to block us from seeing our President!”

President Trump repeatedly calls his rallies “peaceful protests,” exempting the campaign from Chinese virus restrictions on American citizens, especially in Democrat states.

The local politics of rallies to screw over Trump and Trump supporters during the rona continues to grow and fester in states led by Democrats.

A Biden rally is scheduled to be held at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee on Friday, less than a week after the airport refused to allow President Trump to have his rally there.  That’s a problem stemming from Trump’s success.

A spokesman for the airport told Wisconsin local talk show host, Dan O’Donnell, that Biden’s rally will be much smaller so it’s permitted.  Technically, Biden’s crowds don’t really represent a rally.  In fact, the lines to the bathroom at Trump rallies are larger than Biden’s rally crowd.

Ellison defended his tyrannical actions by giving a statement to ABC5 News saying it was part of his responsibility to keep Minnesotans “safe” from the COVID-19 virus, even though he said and did absolutely nothing to control the riots and protests that broke out for months after the May death of George Floyd.

“We did not cancel this event: indeed, we have no authority to cancel events and have never cancelled an event,” he said, and added, “As Attorney General charged with enforcing our executive orders, I take very seriously my responsibility to stop it from spreading and cannot not exempt anyone, regardless of their political views, from complying with requirements to keep all Minnesotans safe from it.”

Antifa supporting, Minneapolis Dem Jeremiah Ellison claims they’ll ‘dismantle’ police.

Antifa supporting, Minneapolis Dem Jeremiah Ellison claims they’ll ‘dismantle’ police.


Thursday Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city councilman and son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison called for the “dismantling” of the Minneapolis Police Department following the death of George Floyd — and he soon got the support of the City Council’s president.

“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Jeremiah Ellison tweeted Thursday.

“And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due.”

City Council President Lisa Bender, a fellow Democrat, later replied, “Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.”

They didn’t say how they plan on dismantling the police department.

Jeremiah Ellison has been City Council president since 2017 and his dad has been Minneapolis Attorney General since 2019. Before that he was the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2019.

Let’s keep in mind that Jeremiah actually pledged his support for Antifa and his dad took a picture with the Antifa handbook. Dismantling any institution in America is a win for Antifa.

Source: Minneapolis City Council president, Dem Jeremiah Ellison claim they’ll ‘dismantle’ police

Three of the Minneapolis Former Cops Charged In Death of George Floyd Ask Judge To Dismiss their Case Alleging Prosecutors Leaked Plea Deals to the Press

Three of the Minneapolis Former Cops Charged In Death of George Floyd Ask Judge To Dismiss their Case Alleging Prosecutors Leaked Plea Deals to the Press

A series of motions were filed this week on behalf of three of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were charged in the death of George Floyd that set off a summer of rage, destruction, mayhem, and chaos via daily riots in Democrat-run cities across the country, asking to have their clients’ cases dismissed, arguing that the prosecutors leaked information about plea deals in the works to the press.

Now that Trump’s no longer in office I wonder if the Woke Supremacists will riot again.

The trial against Derek Chauvin, the cop who had his knee on Floyd’s neck in the video that went viral around the world, is set to begin on March 8. Chauvin was ultimately charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, the three other former cops involved are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter and their trial is scheduled for August 23.

On Monday, Thao’s lawyers, Natalie and Robert Paule filed a motion in Hennepin County District Court where they accused Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison of leaking the information about Chauvin’s plea deal negotiations.  They are asking the judge to dismiss the charges against their client.  I have no doubt that Ellison or one of his prosecutors did that because he’s not a good person and he used to allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend and because he’s a Democrat politician nothing happened to him.

Last week, the New York Times, once again using anonymous sources, reported that a plea deal was already in the works for Chauvin a mere days after Floyd’s death.  Under the plea agreement, Chauvin would avoid federal civil rights charges if he pleads guilty to third-degree murder and face up to 10 years in federal prison.  That agreement was rejected by then-Attorney General Bill Barr.

That leaked information will “irreversibly taint the jury pool and will deny Mr. Thao his constitutional right to a fair trial by impartial jurors,” and Ellison, as well as prosecutors Matthew Frank and Neal Katyal should face, “sanctions against the State for its role – directly or indirectly – in the leaking of highly prejudicial information related to potential plea agreements of codefendants,” the motion read, according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press, the outlet that obtained the motion after it was made public on Tuesday.

We need to have some serious reform on leaking laws.  Leftist Trump haters working in the federal government leaked data every day for at least the first two years.  In many cases, it is a felony to leak information to the press and no one ever gets charged.  In fact, I don’t even think there are investigations to find the leakers.

The motion requested a scheduled hearing to argue the matter within one week.  Judge Peter Cahill will render a decision on the motion soon.

Another motion filed in Hennepin County District Court on Tuesday by Kueng’s attorney, Thomas Plunkett, also argued that the leak that turned into the article in the Times could only have come from the prosecution team.  Plunkett said tghe leak “shows a complete disrespect for this Court and the fundamental notions of due process.”

“The history of this case shows purposeful actions to thwart justice for the officers. One discovery violation is an honest mistake, this wide river of flagrant discovery violations is a purposeful act designed to prevent Mr. Kueng and the Codefendant’s from receiving a fair trial,” the motion read. “Leaking prejudicial information mere days before trial is loathsome and underhanded. The State’s conduct has been pervasive, malicious and an affront to the dignity of the Office of the Attorney General.”  Talk about prosecutorial misconduct.

On Wednesday, Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, filed the third motion asking to join the motions filed by the first two defendants; lawyers, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“It’s sad that the defense would stoop to peddling baseless conspiracy theories rather than prepare a serious defense of their client to address the grave crimes with which he is charged,” Ellison said in a written statement where he responded to the motions filed this week. “Unlike the defense, we are confident in our case and look forward to presenting it to a jury.”

See what I mean about Ellison?  There’s no way anyone but the prosecutors could have leaked that information, a felony I believe, and Ellison uses the favorite tactic of the Democrats these days by calling the motions conspiracy theories.  How else was the New York Times able to write the article without someone leaking the information to the liner for a dirty birdcage newspaper?  A conspiracy theory would be if there was no article published and the lawyers said there was.  Ellison is either stupid or arrogant as all get out.

Minneapolis and state police are working on security plans to prepare for the animals to create more havoc, looting and burning down businesses as Chauvin’s trial gets closer.

On Wednesday, the utterly useless Mayor Jacob Frey, who did next to nothing during the daily summer riots in his city, said that the trial will in all likelihood increase trauma for a lot of people, particularly as the day of the verdict gets closer and that safety will be on of the top priorities “during this very difficult time in our city.”  Does anyone believe him?  Do they have enough cops left on the force to do that kind of security?

Do I sound like a cynic?  Well, when you wake up every day of your life and you see that the sun comes up, after a while, you just come to expect it.

Trump Greets ‘Red Waves’ of Defiant Supporters in Minnesota – VIDEO

Trump Greets ‘Red Waves’ of Defiant Supporters in Minnesota – VIDEO

President Donald J. Trump stopped in Minnesota on Friday to “throngs” of people waiting to express their support of his candidacy for re-election, standing out in the cold for hours, and knowing they would not be able to get into the event where he would be speaking.

“Your far-left Dem Attorney General, and your Dem Governor tried to shut down our rally, silence the people of Minnesota, and take away your freedom of assembly. They thought we would cancel – but I said NO WAY, I will NEVER abandon the people of Minnesota!” Trump posted on Twitter.

Trump spoke at the event, in front of 250 people, for 21 minutes and then went outside to speak to the crowd after having COVID restrictions place on them all.

“Keith Ellison Restricts Freedom of Assembly of Political Opponents https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/29/keith-ellison-wields-power-to-restrict-freedom-of-assembly-of-political-opponents-at-minnesota-trump-rally/… via @BreitbartNews We were planning for as many as 25,000 people in Minnesota. Now the Governor, at the last moment, will only allow the first 250 people to attend. Riots plus Omar = WIN!” Trump posted.

“The Liberal Democrat Governor of Minnesota tried to shut us down by only allowing 250 inside President @realDonaldTrump’s peaceful protest, but Gov FAILED. MINNESOTA showed up for President Trump OUTSIDE his rally,” Trump’s Press Secretary, Kaleigh McEnany wrote.

Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son chimed in:

Fox News host Laura Ingraham had joined Trump at the rally and reported about the reactions of the attendees at the rally.

A Trump supporter posted on Twitter:

What the governor & AG of Minnesota did to @realDonaldTrump & thousands of patriots that wanted to see him was DISGUSTING. They tried to shut him down, but he went anyway, spoke to a small crowd of 250 people. Hope you appreciate that Minnesota & deliver a victory for Pres Trump.

Minnesota Governor Sued for Recent Mask-Wearing Mandate

Minnesota Governor Sued for Recent Mask-Wearing Mandate

The Minnesota Voters Alliance has filed a lawsuit against Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for his recent mask-wearing mandate because it conflicts with a 1963 Minnesota law prohibiting the wearing of masks in public places.

A July 22nd executive order requires Minnesota residents to wear a mask or face covering in almost all indoor public spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Conversely, Minnesota Statute 609.735 prohibits the wearing of “a robe, mask, or other disguise” that would conceal one’s identity in a public place. A violation would result in a misdemeanor.

Walz’s recent executive order mandates the use of masks in all public indoor spaces and businesses, including common ares of multi-residential buildings, public transportation, and when working outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Those exempted from the order include children under the age of 5, those who have health conditions or a disability that make it difficult to wear or remove a mask, and anyone who has trouble breathing.

Those found in violation of the order could be cited with a misdemeanor and fined up to $100. Businesses who fail to comply could face criminal charges and a fine of up to $25,000.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. It directly challenges the conflicting laws, asking for clarification ahead of the primary election on August 11th so that citizens participating in their First Amendment rights will have clarity on how to conduct themselves.

“…the State of Minnesota has created conflicting laws where people are criminally prosecuted for wearing a mask and for not wearing a mask,” said the plaintiff’s attorney, Erick G. Kaardal. “The executive and legislative branch must decide which law prevails.”

The governor’s office has defended the executive order, pointing out that a provision within the order already clarifies that the order is not at odds with current Minnesota law: “Wearing a face covering in compliance with this Executive Order or local ordinances, rules, or orders is not a violation of Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 609.735.”

Attorney General Keith Ellison, also a defendant named in the lawsuit, gave his full support for the governor’s decisions regarding COVID-19. “I stand behind the legality and constitutionality of this executive order. We will defend it strongly in court just as we have so far successfully defended others in court.”

Underneath the concerns about the two conflicting laws and the ability of Minnesota residents to vote next week, however, is a deeper concern about the government’s adherence to the Minnesota Constitution and the coherence of the entire legal system.

“We’re not debating the science behind masks,” Representative Jeremy Munson said in support of the lawsuit. “We’re really talking about the legislative process and the abuse of power by the governor.”

State Representative Tim Miller has also stated his support for the lawsuit. “What the governor is doing both here and with the emergency powers is either unconstitutional or certainly against the laws of Minnesota.”

Walz declared a peacetime emergency on March 13th of this year at the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdowns nationwide. He legitimized it, and his ability to procure emergency powers as a result, by calling the pandemic an act of nature.

According to Kaardal, Governor Walz has issued 75 executive orders.

In the proceedings of a separate lawsuit filed by business owners against Governor Walz in July, Kaardal told the governor, “you have to work with the legislature, you have to work with the agencies and you have to work with the judges. You can’t do it all on your own and to ignore these legal limitations you’re acting like a monarch. It’s not good. You have got to stop now.”

Ilhan Omar Scrambling As She is Vastly Outraised by Primary Rival Ahead of August Election

Ilhan Omar Scrambling As She is Vastly Outraised by Primary Rival Ahead of August Election

There is some bad news in Minnesota for Ilhan Omar. Her primary opponent,  Antone Melton-Meaux has outraised her by 7 to 1.

That is a huge difference and one that could very well unseat Omar after only one term.

The primary in Minnesota will be held next month in August.

And on top of that Melton-Meaux does not have a husband that he needs to support.

He can use all of the money he has raised for the campaign. Between April and June, he raised 3.2 million dollars and he now has $2 million cash on hand.

Omar currently has $1.1 million dollars on hand.

Melton-Meaux is a lawyer and a mediator and is running for public office for the very first time.

Omar has the support of local Democrats such as state House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Attorney General Keith Ellison.

They are campaigning to see who will be representing the fifth district for the next two years.

That district contains much of the city of Minneapolis.


Omar is a member of the group known as “The Squad.” She has gained national recognition for three things.

Fighting for terrorists, bashing President Trump and paying her husband’s company over $1.1 million dollars.

She and her current husband and herself were married earlier this year. Both were married when they began their affair and they were married right after their divorces became final.


Democrats are leading the charge to defund the police despite Americans’  concerns. 

Democrats are leading the charge to defund the police despite Americans’  concerns. 

The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Monday is expected to unveil new legislation aimed at defunding police departments across the country.

If you are wondering if the Democrats are doing this with the blessing of the American people a poll shows they are not. A recent poll conducted by YouGov found “despite calls by activists and protesters to defund police departments, most Americans do not support reducing law enforcement budgets.” Just 16 percent of Democrats and 15 percent of Republicans said they were in favor of the idea.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Sunday went against the city council, reiterating that he does not support abolishing the city’s police force after Floyd died in custody May 25 after white officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Frey, instead, vowed to work relentlessly with Chief Medaria Arradondo and the community “toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture.” He also said he would put the city’s powerful police union “in its place,” but fell short of promising to dismantle the force.

Nine city council members, including Jeremiah Ellison, the son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison, who declared his support for Antifa, spoke at a protest in Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park earlier Sunday to commit “to end policing as we know it and recreate systems that actually keep us safe.”

“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department,” Council President Lisa Bender said. “It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe. Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”

Demonstrators march toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


House and Senate Democrats on Monday are expected to unveil the new “Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” which includes major overhauls for how police officers around the country will do their jobs.

It includes prohibiting the use of chokeholds, lowering legal standards to pursue criminal and civil penalties for police misconduct, and banning certain no-knock warrants, NPR reported, citing a Democratic congressional aide.

“These are commonsense changes that, frankly, will create a far greater level of accountability for those police officers who violate the law, who violate our rights and who violate our common community standards,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. told NPR on Sunday.

The plan was developed by Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Judiciary Committee.

“Persistent, unchecked bias in policing and history of lack of accountability is wreaking havoc on the black community. Cities are literally on fire with the pain and anguish wrought by the violence visited upon black and brown bodies,” the bill’s sponsors wrote in a letter to colleagues Saturday. “While there is no single policy prescription that will erase the decades of systemic racism and excessive policing – it’s time we create structural change with meaningful reforms.”

Though Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have recognized “egregious wrongs,” in police brutality cases, GOP lawmakers were not included in the drafting of the bill and, therefore, are expected to initially oppose the measure.

“I think we can easily find common ground on both sides and we can do it swiftly, but it’s more difficult if you’re away,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Thursday. “Members of Congress should not be called back for one week and say, ‘Here are all the bills.'”

New York City:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday he would accede to protesters’ demands by moving to shift funds away from the NYPD toward youth and social services.

“We’re committed to seeing a shift of funding to youth services, to social services, that will happen literally in the course of the next three weeks, but I’m not going to go into detail because it is subject to negotiation and we want to figure out what makes sense,” the mayor said Sunday.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color, women and “people who have been left behind.”

The Los Angeles Times reported the city will try and cut between $100 million to $150 million from its police budget alone.

“While our work for racial justice begins in L.A., it must echo throughout our state and across our nation. I will keep working with leaders in Sacramento and D.C. to advance legislation that protects black lives and communities of color long denied equity in our laws,” Garcetti tweeted on Friday.

The mayor also announced he would launch the city’s new Civil and Human Rights Department and Civil and Human Rights Commission this summer to “protect anyone who lives, works in or visits L.A. from discrimination or denial of equal treatment in private employment, housing, education or commerce.”

Garcetti said he supported the work done by members of the California black caucus to “restore voting rights to those serving parole, improve emergency response services for historically neglected communities, and seek reparations for the impact of slavery.”

He also said he was working with Sens. Harris and Booker, and Rep. Karen Bass, whose congressional district includes Los Angeles, to “pursue a national standard on the use of force, independent federal investigations of police brutality, and consent decrees on departments with a pattern of brutality and discrimination.”

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose congressional district includes Minneapolis, has voiced her support for the council members’ plan.

“No one is advocating for lawlessness. No one is advocating for our community to be in danger or crime to happen in Minneapolis without there being accountability,” Omar said. “This is an opportunity for us to get rid of a system that was built not to provide safety and serve and to start to put into place a system that does provide that safety.”

Democrats are all about control. The American people need to pay attention to what this legislation Congress is rolling out will include.


Source: These cities have begun defunding police in the wake of George Floyd protests

Breaking: Minneapolis officer’s murder charge expected to be upgraded in George Floyd death, 3 others charged

Breaking: Minneapolis officer’s murder charge expected to be upgraded in George Floyd death, 3 others charged

Minnesota’s Attorney General Office is expected to announce new charges in the Floyd case. According to The Star Tribune Derek Chauvin, the man that is accused of killing Floyd will have his charges upgraded to 3nd-degree murder, and the other three officers will be each will be charged with aiding and abetting and 2nd-degree murder.

If convicted on both counts, the officers face a maximum of sentence of 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is expected to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce further details.

Read the entire article here: Minneapolis officer’s murder charge expected to be upgraded in George Floyd death, 3 others charged

Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

This breaking news shows the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Tweeting his support for Antifa. He says he is ” focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THAT ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!”

AND his father, Minnesota Attorney General is pictured holding the Antifa handbook smiling.

Let me tell you, it isn’t white supremacists that bus into cities. But Antifa does and it is in their handbook to claim to be white supremacists.

And white supremacists would never fight or protest for the injustices against black people. It doesn’t make sense.

But the Democratic party, celebrities, and domestic terrorists groups are the ones supporting this chaos. They are donating to groups that support terrorism and violence by any means necessary.

All roads lead back to the Democratic party. I don’t understand why so many people are easily manipulated by the media.

When the smoke clears and the damage is accessed, the saddest part is, they will have not gotten any closer to justice reform. Because real change will only come through voting and legislation. We also believe that any city position, like the Chief of Police and County Prosecuting Attorney, should be voted in every 2 years. And if they aren’t doing their job they can get voted out. It’s one way to hold them accountable.

In the mean time, spread the word that these Democrats are supporting the Domestic Terrorist group Antifa. And Antifa is in bed with BLM. Barr knows this, DOJ knows this and President Trump knows this. 

By Tyler Olson | Fox News

The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a “Terrorist Organization.”

Jeremiah Ellison, who is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, noted in the tweet that he believes “white power” terrorists are actually the ones engaging in the looting, arson and other riot activities as violent sects hijack some of the protests against racial inequality and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd last Monday.

“I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA,” Ellison said. “Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!”

Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department after officials said officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin Floyd, who is black, to the ground by his neck for several minutes as Floyd begged for air. Chauvin was later charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday night that the Attorney General Ellison’s office would lead the case against Chauvin.

“We are going to bring to bear all the resources necessary to achieve justice in this case,” Ellison said in response.

Antifa is a far-left militant movement that calls itself “antifascist,” and has no defined organizational hierarchy or membership process. Antifa demonstrators have been known to travel across state lines to engage in vandalism, looting and other forms of violence in places where there is civil unrest.

It’s not clear that Antifa is behind all or even most of the violence in the widespread protests. But the movement has been a target of Republican politicians who have made clear they stand with peaceful protesters they say are justifiably angry about Floyd’s death and other racially charged interactions between African-Americans and police in recent months.

“It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Democrats, however, have sought to blame “white supremacists” for at least some of the violence

“We are now confronting white supremacists, members of organized crime, out of state instigators, and possibly even foreign actors to destroy and destabilize our city and our region,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted on Saturday.

Keith Ellison himself on Fox News Sunday said that there were “outsiders” involved in the violence in his state, although he did not further detail what kind of “outsiders” these people might be.

“We have evidence that outsiders have been present and, in some cases, have played a very negative role. But I’ve been talking with protesters and trying to get a sense of who some of these folks are and I’ve heard mixed things,” Ellison said. “Some of the negative stuff has come from people in Minnesota and some of it has come from people on the outside. What I’d say is we’ve got enough to handle on our own and that what we really need to do is refocus on justice for Mr. Floyd. And the negative behavior, looting, arson, does not help us achieve that goal.”

Keith Ellison has previously signaled support for the Antifa movement, tweeting in 2018 about a book promoting it.

In a post on Twitter, Ellison said that he found the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” at a Minneapolis book shop and said it would “strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”

The post now appears to be deleted, but social media critics have circulated a photo of Ellison holding the book in recent days.

Source: Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’