Left-wing activist charged in US Capitol raid still on social media despite Trump’s Twitter ban
Twitter and YouTube accounts of a left-wing activist charged for allegedly taking part in the US Capitol attack still active.
- John Sullivan’s social media accounts remain active despite posts encouraging the US Capitol raid.
- In his latest posts, Sullivan urges his followers to “wreak some havoc.”
- The activist faces federal charges but was released without bail.
In a video shared on his Twitter and YouTube accounts, under the nickname Jayden X, John Sullivan, 26, has reportedly recorded an up-close video of a woman’s fatal shooting during the Capitol raid. As Fox News reports, the rioter can also be heard aggravating other protesters amid the attack.
The 26-year-old left-wing activist was detained for participating in the US Capitol break-in. Amid the attack, Sullivan was encouraging and assisting other rioters to attack the building. According to an affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger, in the footage, he can be heard chanting:
“We got to get this s*** burned! It’s our house m************! You guys are f****** savage. Let’s go! This s*** is ours! F*** yeah. I can’t believe this is reality.”
In another video recorded during the raid, Sullivan reportedly tries to psych up the crowd with the words:
“We did this together. We are all a part of history.”
Despite facing federal charges, the activist was released without bail.
Although Sullivan was held accountable for civil disorder, entering a restricted building, and violent entry or disorderly conduct, he was discharged over the weekend without bail.
The protester was lawfully required to stay off social media and surrender his passport while under house arrest. However, his social media accounts, including YouTube, where the cited videos are still circulating, are still active.
After banning President Donald Trump from its platform, Twitter was slammed for not treating its users equally regarding content inciting violence.
The 26-year-old rioter’s latest Twitter posts are describing the consequences of the US Capitol raid. Moreover, In one of his publications, he reportedly encourages his followers to “wreak some havoc.”
Currently, John Sullivan’s Twitter account is suspended. However, his YouTube channel is still on.
In a previous interview, Sullivan has told that he attended the break-in only to “document” the events. The founder of Insurgence USA, a Utah-based group, has denied being involved with Antifa. Despite Sullivan denying being a part of an anti-fascist movement, at the time of the Capitol attack, his group had advertised an event called “Kick These Fascists out of DC.” The event was supposed to be held near the National Mall that preceded the raid.