Atlanta mayor denounces Antifa riot as "domestic terrorism"

 January 26, 2023

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."

Mayor says rioters "traveled into our city to wreak havoc"

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.

Suspects quickly bailed out of jail

Conservative journalist Andy Ngo has long reported on Antifa crimes, and he tweeted out footage of rioters being arrested.

Ngo wrote in an article for the Post that some of the rioters are "children of privilege," such as 22-year-old Francis Carroll.

One suspect comes from Kennebunkport, Maine

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.

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.

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