LBC presenter Majid Nawaz has raged at “white far-left Antifa gentrifying anarchists” for being behind the riots and violence wreaking havoc across the US. Thousands have defied curfews across major cities amid growing unrest sparked by the death of a black man in police custody. The protests have quickly descended into chaos, with shops looted, cars burned and buildings attacked as officials call in riot police and the National Guard.
However, Nawaz singled out “uniformed, masked, majority-white, far-left anarchist rioters” forthe violence.
In a series of furious tweets this morning, he said that white-bourgeois Antifa rioters had been burning black minority neighbourhoods before “running back to mummy and daddy”.
The activist and broadcaster posted “evidence” of “spoiled-brat privileged gentrifying Antifa-clad ‘anarchist’ rioters exploit minority communities’ rage to grind their own ideological axe. Then they go home to mummy & daddy while minority neighbourhoods stay black & over-policed”.
One tweet read: “LISTEN UP: dear white-bourgeois Antifa-clad gentrifying ‘anarchists’, STOP BAITING more OVER-POLICING OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES through provoking your hissy-fit rioting ‘on our behalves’.”
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He tweeted in a follow-up: “And then blacks in those neighbourhoods are forced to clean up after their middle-class hissy-fit.
“These people remain ‘black in America’ even after these uniformed & masked, majority-white ‘anarchist’ Antifa rioters go home to mummy and daddy.”
He retweeted a video of a Black Lives Matter protester calling out “white Antifa” for vandalising a Starbucks with a ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan.
In the clip, the protester tells viewers: “This is not a black woman who is putting Black Lives Matter on Starbucks wall.
The article cited Adam Leggat, a former British Army counterterrorism officer who now works as a security consultant specializing in crowd management for the Densus Group.
He also linked to a Daily Mail which read: “92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed, study of Berlin protesters finds.”
The intervention from Nawaz comes as several African-American leaders call on the violence to stop.
In Atlanta, rapper Killer Mike delivered an impassioned plea to protesters, urging those who were angry to plot, plan, strategise, organise, and mobilise, and hold their politicians to account – and not to riot.
The anger in the US was sparked after a white ex-policeman Derek Chauvin was charged with murdering George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis.
In video footage, Mr Chauvin can be seen kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for several minutes while Mr Floyd repeatedly says that he is unable to breathe.
Derek Chauvin, 44, is due to appear in court on Monday for the first time.