UPDATED 4:00 PM PT – Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Writer and photographer Michael Yon claims the violence at the U.S. Capitol was started by Antifa.
In an interview with ‘The Epoch Times,‘ Yon said he was at last week’s demonstration and witnessed anti-fascist protesters using what he called “Hong Kong tactics.”
Yon explained how he has covered dozens of protests in Hong Kong and said Antifa was at those demonstrations to learn their tactics.
He claimed the radical group brought those tactics to the U.S. and used them to incite violence at the Capitol.
“What we’ve seen so far — and being physically present — Antifa clearly led the attack, that was utterly obvious,” Yon recalled. “For instance — outside during part of the attack when there was much gas fired — there was a lady on the megaphone saying ‘Send up the masks!’ That is a clear Hong Kong tactic that I’ve never seen in any other war and conflict.”
Yon added Antifa members are trained to dress up like the people they oppose and to provoke violence.