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A leftist was involved in the CHAZ insurrection in Seattle has been arrested for plotting to fight pro-President Donald Trump protesters to the death.
Daniel Baker of Tallahassee, Florida was apprehended on Friday after he posted a call to arms for his comrades who were not “afraid to die” for the cause, CBS Miami reported.
“REMEMBER THAT THE COPS WONT PROTECT US BECAUSE THE COPS AND KLAN GO HAND IN HAND!” he said in a Facebook event page that he made, according to the affidavit. “If you are afraid to die fighting the enemy, then stay in bed and live. Call all of your friends and Rise Up!”
Baker is described as anti-Trump, anti-government, anti-white supremacists and anti-police.
He’s also a former U.S. Army Airborne infantryman who was kicked out of the service with an other-than-honorable discharge in 2007 after going AWOL before being deployed to Iraq.
Prosecutors say in recent days; his social media posts had escalated significantly. He specifically expressed an intent to violently disrupt protests occurring between now and Inauguration Day and was actively recruiting others to join him, stated court documents.
“Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Lawrence Keefe said. “The diligent work in this case by the FBI and other public safety organizations has averted a crisis with this arrest, and we will not stop in our efforts to detect, deter, and disrupt anyone else planning to incite or commit violence.”
“This arrest serves as a message to anyone who intends to incite or commit violence in the Northern District of Florida: If you represent a threat to public safety, we will come for you, we will find you, and we will prosecute you,” the attorney said. “Daniel Baker’s actions show that he is a dangerous extremist, and the law-abiding public is safer now that he has been arrested. We are, and will remain, on high alert and will take all appropriate actions against credible threats to the people of our District.”
This comes around the same time that another leftist activist was arrested for being involved with the violence at the Capitol.
John Sullivan, a former Olympic speed skater who became a left-wing activist and founder of Insurgence USA, was arrested on Thursday, Newsweek reported.
Sullivan shouted to the crowd inside the building “we about to burn this s**t down” and then he led the crowd in a chant saying “it’s time for a revolution.”
“We accomplished this s**t. We did this together. F**k yeah! We are all a part of this history,” he said. “Let’s burn this s**t down.”
He also told police officers at the scene that “the people have spoken,” and “there are too many people, you gotta stand down, the people out there that tried to do that shit, they got hurt.”
He has told authorities that he was at the Capitol as a journalist but provided no press credentials to corroborate that story.
“I was worried about people recognizing me and thinking that I was Antifa or, like, BLM or whatever,” he said to Rolling Stone.
“The entire time they’re yelling, ‘F**k Antifa! F**k, BLM.’ I’m not saying I’m Antifa, by any means. But I definitely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said.