“Antifa motherf--kers are out causing hell, and there’s a lot of lives at stake,” the deputy said, despite authorities’ push to debunk the conspiracy theory.
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Local jurisdictions are not sending backup. State troopers are circumventing the local DA by deputizing their own. And the feds are, once again, threatening to send in troops.
“We weren’t doing anything wrong,” one prominent activist told The Daily Beast between coughs. “We were just peacefully protesting.”