Left-wing “known agitator” arrested for role in Capitol Hill riots

by Peter Heck · Jan 15th, 2021 11:00 am
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Last Updated Jan 16th, 2021 at 8:00 pm

John Earle Sullivan, a known left-wing "agitator," has been charged for his role in the U.S. Capitol riots last week. Sullivan is facing allegations of violent entry, disorderly conduct, civil disorders, and improper entrance into a restricted building.

After the riots, CNN and MSNBC featured Sullivan in interviews where he claimed to have been present when Capitol Police shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

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According to a probable cause affidavit, Sullivan actively celebrated and rallied rioters during the siege:

"After the crowd broke through the last barricade, and as Sullivan and the others approach the Capitol Building, Sullivan can be heard in the video saying at various points: ‘There are so many people. Let's go. This s— is ours! F— yeah,' ‘We accomplished this s—. We did this together. F— yeah! We are all a part of this history,' and ‘Let's burn this s— down.'"

Sullivan has also been involved in numerous anti-Trump, far-left demonstrations.

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