A top law enforcement officer in Texas said Tuesday that there is evidence members of the far-left extremist group Antifa were involved in organizing the looting and vandalism of a Target store in Austin over the weekend.
"The protest and looting of Target in Austin that was done and organized by an Antifa webpage and, of course, the surveillance that was provided over the internet identifying where law enforcement resources were staged, was done over Antifa accounts," Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw said during a press briefing.
McCraw added that "there's evidence of Antifa" in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well, although he did not elaborate further.
He also said he has heard reports that white supremacists were involved in some of the riots but he personally has not seen any evidence.
According to McCraw, the state's public safety department is working with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Taskforce to "identify criminals that are leveraging" protests and arrest them.
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