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Left-Wing activist charged in Capitol riots, video captures him saying ‘…it’s time for a revolution’

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Left-wing activist John Sullivan who participated in the deadly Capitol Hill riots is now the subject of a criminal complaint for his participation in the events and has been arrested, the Justice Department stated. Sullivan had told numerous news outlets after the riots that his participation was merely as a journalist and observer. His own video shows otherwise.

The FBI’s complaint reveals that Sullivan was an agitator in the riots that took the lives of five people, including a Capitol Hill Police officer who was beaten and a retired Air Force Veteran who was shot. This isn’t the first time for Sullivan. According to the affidavit on July 13, 2020, Sullivan “was charged with Rioting and Criminal Mischief by the local law enforcement authorities in Provo, Utah, based on his activities around a June 30, 2020, protest in which a civilian was shot and injured. The case is still pending.”

Sullivan had followed a pro-Trump mob into the Capitol and told Fox News during an interview that he was there to “document” the siege.

Sullivan – who was been arrested by the FBI – was heard riling up protesters in video he provided to the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. The FBI first saw the video Sullivan shared on his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.

According to Fox News he remains in custody in Toeele County, in his home state of Utah, on a U.S. Marshals Service hold request.

In the complaint “on or about January 6, 2021, Sullivan knowingly and willfully joined a crowd of individuals who forcibly entered the U.S. Capitol and impeded, disrupted, and disturbed the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.” The affidavit was signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger, who noted that Sullivan had entered the Capitol, a restricted building, under violent entry or disorderly conduct.

It also noted that the “United States obtained a video of Sullivan, posted on YouTube, in which, while attending a protest in Washington, D.C., Sullivan can be seen telling a crowd, over a microphone, ‘we about to burn this shit down,’ ‘we got to rip Trump out of office . . . fucking pull him out of that shit . . . we ain’t waiting until the next election . . . we about to go get that motherfucker.’ Sullivan then can be seen leading the crowd in a chant of, “it’s time for a revolution.”

According to the complaint Sullivan was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 7, a day after the riots.

The complaint noted that Sullivan, “participated in a voluntary interview with a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Washington, D.C. Sullivan identified himself to the agent and provided identifying information, including his date of birth, address, social media identifiers, and phone numbers. In the interview, Sullivan stated that he was in Washington, D.C. to attend and film the “Stop the Steal” March on January 6, 2021. Sullivan claimed to be an activist and journalist that filmed protests and riots, but admitted that he did not have any press credentials.”

During the interview with the FBI Sullivan “admitted that he did not have any press credentials.” He was also “wearing a ballistic vest and gas mask while there. He showed the interviewing agent the ballistic vest. He further stated that he entered the U.S. Capitol with others through a window that had been broken out. Sullivan stated he followed the crowd as the crowd pushed past U.S. Capitol Police and followed the crowd into the U.S. Capitol.”

You can follow Sara A. Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC

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DOJ charges eleven pro-life protesters ‘aided and abetted by one another’

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Eleven pro-life protesters were charged with violating federal law by the Department of Justice Wednesday for blocking abortion clinics. The individuals, “aided and abetted by one another, used force and physical obstruction to injure, intimidate, and interfere with employees of the clinic and a patient who was seeking reproductive health services” said the DOJ.

According to a summary of the indictment, seven of the demonstrators were charged with conspiracy against rights secured by the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits obstructing the entrance to an abortion facility. The remaining four were charged with violating the legislation.

Pro-life activist AJ Hurley told Live Action News  the FBI raided the home of Chester Gallagher, the organizer of the protest and one of the accused conspirators, on Tuesday with guns drawn. He said Gallagher’s neighbors told him Gallagher was out of state when the FBI showed up and entered his home.

National Review reports that Hurley also told Live Action News that the FBI reportedly recently called a few of the charged individuals to tell them they had arrest warrants and that they must turn themselves in. If convicted, those charged with conspiracy could face up to eleven years in prison and fines up to $250,000, the DOJ confirmed.

National Review writes:

Gallagher allegedly advertised a series of pro-life events on social media for March 2021 in the Nashville area. The indictment claims he and other coordinators recruited participants to travel to the city and erect a blockade, which Gallagher allegedly called a “rescue,” at Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet, Tenn., to prevent pregnant women from pursuing abortions.

A livestream of the stand-in shows activists chanting and singing prayer up the stairs to and along the hallway outside the abortion clinic, located in an office complex. Police officers eventually appeared in the video urging them to take their protest outside to the sidewalk.

“This is not allowed guys. Asking you to leave the property or I will call the police,” a security guard can be heard saying. The indictment alleges that the group prevented a patient and an employee from entering the facility. After they refused to leave the premises, the activists were reportedly escorted away to jail by police on misdemeanor trespassing charges. One pro-life activist wroteon March 6, 2021, on Facebook the claim that one “rescuer” was held on $1,000 bail, six, including Gallagher, on $1,500 bail, and two on $2,500 bail.

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