Very few of the hundreds of people arrested in the protests following the death of George Floyd are officially affiliated with radical left-wing groups like antifa, the Trump administration’s favorite bogeyman, according to the Associated Press. Having pored through thousands of pages of court documents related to over 300 protest-related federal criminal charges for offenses like property destruction or disorderly conduct, the AP found that most were not the highly organized, urban-dwelling leftists President Trump has made them out to be. In reality, over 40 percent of arrestees were white, over two-thirds were under 30, and many were from the suburbs—the places Trump keeps vowing to protect from antifa. The AP found only one passing mention of “antifa” in a Boston shooting case. In September, FBI Director Christopher Wray told a congressional panel that antifa is more of “an ideology or a movement,” not a formal organization.
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