Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D), declared his support for Antifa on Sunday after President Donald Trump announced that the United States will declare the radical far-left group a terrorist organization.
“I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA,” Ellison, a Minneapolis city council member, wrote on social media.
President Trump’s declaration earlier came amid ongoing mass protests and violent unrest in response to the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee onto his neck while in custody.
Following the president’s announcement, Attorney General William Barr said in a statement: “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison once tweeted support for Antifa — the so-called “anti-fascist” group that many blame for the ongoing riots in Minneapolis and elsewhere following the killing of George Floyd last week.
I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA
Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US! https://t.co/m6jxtDYmTi
— Jeremiah Ellison (@jeremiah4north) May 31, 2020
This needs to be shared far and wide. This is our very own #MN Attorney General, @keithellison @AGEllison proudly promoting a group that is now destroying our state. This #MNDFL POS needs to be driven from office and driven from the state of #Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/HcjeYRTWpk
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) May 30, 2020