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Michael Yon: Antifa clearly led attack at the Capitol

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Protesters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

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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.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A Capitol police officer looks out of a broken window as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

“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.”

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Yon added Antifa members are trained to dress up like the people they oppose and to provoke violence.

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