Antifa rioters went on a rampage in Atlanta this past weekend, leaving windows smashed and a police vehicle engulfed in flames.
While conservatives have long had harsh words for Antifa, Atlanta's Democratic Mayor Andre Dickens didn't hold back when asked about the unrest, referring to it as "domestic terrorism."
According to the New York Post, Dickens made that declaration during a Sunday morning appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"They had explosives. They burned down a police car, they broke windows at businesses. And so our police department, along with our state and federal partners, took swift action within two blocks and brought that situation under control," Dickens was quoted as saying.
"It should be noted that these individuals were not Atlanta or Georgia residents," the mayor pointed out, adding, "Most of them traveled into our city to wreak havoc."
Dickens went on to agree that Atlanta was targeted by "organized groups" and stressed that the suspects who were arrested face a bevy of charges, including domestic terrorism.
BREAKING: @Atlanta_Police vehicle burns in downtown Atlanta, police are working urgently to clear the streets of #COPCITY protesters. Very chaotic scene unfolding right now. #BREAKING #ATL #NEWS #NOW @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/XGf6M50t4O
— Billy Heath III (@BillyHeathFOX5) January 21, 2023
Conservative journalist Andy Ngo has long reported on Antifa crimes, and he tweeted out footage of rioters being arrested.
Far-left extremists arrested at the violent attack in downtown #Atlanta all tried pulling a George Floyd by screaming, "I can't breathe." #Antifa & other far-left extremists gathered for a revenge riot over the death of their gunman at the autonomous zone. pic.twitter.com/rBljc4Inak
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 22, 2023
Ngo wrote in an article for the Post that some of the rioters are "children of privilege," such as 22-year-old Francis Carroll.
Carroll was described as being "the son of a yacht-sailing, multimillionaire family and hails from the wealthy Maine city of Kennebunkport, also home to former President George W. Bush."
Ngo noted that he and other alleged rioters were swiftly bailed out of jail. A local news report stated that Carroll was out on bond for a prior alleged offense at the time of his arrest.
Channel 2 Action News learned 22 year old Francis Carol was out on bond, while accused of setting an Atlanta Police Department’s vehicle on fire and vandalizing several businesses, Saturday night. https://t.co/CschOdexNU
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) January 24, 2023
Also profiled in the piece was 22-year-old Madeleine “Henri” Feola, a trans nonbinary activist who attended Oberlin College and originally hails from the wealthy Oregon suburb of Happy Valley.