ATTORNEY General William Barr has said that Black Lives Matter protesters are “essentially Bolsheviks” and claimed they are using “guerrilla warfare.”
Barr linked the “radical” Black Lives Matters movement to the Soviet revolutionaries on Fox News’ Life Liberty & Levin show on Sunday.
Attorney General William Barr called Black Lives Matter protesters ‘essentially Bolsheviks’[/caption]
“They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. They’re essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic,” Barr claimed.
The attorney general added that Black Lives Matter protests—which became widespread after a Minneapolis police officer fatally knelt on the George Floyd—are a “new form of urban guerrilla warfare.”
“The way the guerrilla… hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean…what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity,” Barr said.
“They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That’s where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they provoke violence.”
Black Lives Matter protests are a ‘new form of urban guerrilla warfare,’ Attorney General William Barr claimed[/caption]
Barr, who has long criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, said it mirrors the Democratic Party’s far-left leanings since President Donald Trump won office in 2016.
“From that point forward, there’s been the resistance” and a desire to impeach Trump, Barr said.
Power has become a “secular religion of the left,” Barr said.
“They want to run people’s lives so they can design utopia for all of us… and it’s the lust for power and they weren’t expecting Trump’s victory and it outrages them.”
Black Lives Matter protests broke out after George Floyd’s death[/caption]
Barr also accused the media of lying to Americans in coverage of events and “projecting a narrative” that differs from reality.
“You don’t see it on the networks, you don’t see it on the other cable stations, and yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators,” Barr said.
“So it’s you know, it’s just, it’s a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media.”
Attorney General William Barr linked the Black Lives Matter movement to a far-left shift in the Democratic Party[/caption]
According to Barr, the media is “extremely monolithic” and “it’s wedded in many ways to the Democratic Party.”
Barr has favored a militarized response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations and Trump has sent federal agents to several cities to supposedly maintain order.
The presence of federal agents has led to more unrest in some cities including Portland, as some clashes between them and protesters and community members have turned violent.
Barr’s comments fell in line with a tweet from Trump last month blaming the media—even Fox News which tends to lean conservative.
“’The Lamestream Media, including Fox News, which has really checked out, is refusing to show what is REALLY going on in Portland, Seattle, and other places,” the president tweeted.
“They want the American public to believe that these are just some wonderful protesters, not radical left ANARCHISTS!”