Earlier today it was revealed that the Department of Justice has obtained a search warrant ordering a web-hosting service to allow law enforcement to retrieve data relating to ANTIFA protests which took place earlier this year around Trump’s inauguration.
The DOJ is seeking information concerning the website disruptj20.org, such as the IP addresses, names, and other personal information relating to the websites’ visitors.
Disruptj20.org was initially launched on November 11, 2016, with the intent to protest and disrupt Trump’s inauguration. The group attempted to blockade a bridge and shut down security checkpoints during the event.
Carrefour had helped organize a class just prior to inauguration, titled “Getting Arrested 101.” During the class, a lawyer provided tips to protestors in case of their arrest. Carrefour stated that the group was prepared for “confrontations” with the police, describing one action as, “an ‘anti-capitalist’ march, with a ‘fierce’ and ‘confrontational’ tone. Carrefour went on to state that the protests were intended to disrupt the “peaceful transition of power”.
At the time, Project Veritas exposed D.C. ANTIFA and Carrefour’s plan to disrupt the inauguration by chaining cars to trains in D.C. in hopes of shutting down the metro system. In January Disobedient Media also reported controversial pro pedophilia statements made by a high-profile ANTIFA member, Luke Khun, who helped plan ANTIFA’s attempt to disrupt inaugural festivities.
Supporters of Disruptj20 included activist Michael Moore, who tweeted his support for the groups’ efforts: “Disrupt the Inauguration. The Majority have spoken – by nearly 2.7 million votes &counting! Silence is not an option”.
During the event, rioters destroyed businesses, set a limousine on fire, and even vandalized the vehicle of former CNN host Larry Kings. In the end, police arrested nearly 217 protestors, with 6 police officers receiving injuries.