Yesterday I wrote about the curious effort by some in politics and the media to portray "Russians" or "White Supremacists" as driving the rioting in various cities.
The role of anarchists and Antifa members was obvious - and reinforced by arrests reported in various cities. This gold encrusted arrestee is Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, who was arrested in Chicago trying to pass out explosives - allegedly much like the two attorneys arrested in New York.
The evidence includes a videotape on which Rupert states "we came to riot."
Rupert is an "outsider" though far short of Moscow. He lives in Galesburg, Illinois.
The prosecutors filed a complaint stating:
"In the video, Rupert passes out explosive he indicates he possessed, encourages others to throw his explosives at law enforcement officers, actively damages property, appears to light a fire a building on fire and loots businesses in Minneapolis."