Several Antifa “agitators” were among the rioters during the siege of the U.S. Capitol building, and the same far-left activists “provoked” the fatal shooting that killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, expert analysis has concluded.
Investigators have been analyzing video footage from inside the Capitol to retrace the steps that led to the violent events that unfolded on January 6.
35-year-old Babbit from San Diego was shot dead inside the Capitol when protesters stormed the building and clashed with police.
Babbit was shot in the chest on Wednesday afternoon after chaotic scenes broke out in Washington D.C.
She died of her injuries several hours later.
Japanese investigator Misako Ganaha has been analyzed footage of the incident as it occurred near the House chamber.
Speaking with Epoch Times reporter Joshua Philipp, Ganaha explained that she analyzed two lengthy videos, affording two different angles of the fatal incident.
One of the videos was posted online by “Jayden X,” who was later identified as Antifa organizer John Sullivan of Utah, according to WND.
D.C. police said the unnamed officer who shot 14-year USAF vet Babbitt was a plainclothes Capitol Police officer.
Ganaha pointed out that just prior to the shooting, two men who had been agitating the crowd broke the glass on a set of doors.
Immediately after the glass was broken, a shot was fired as Babbitt attempted to go through the doors.
One of the men who broke the glass can be seen going down a stairway and changing into clothing he had stored in a backpack.
Ganaha, who lives in Okinawa, Japan, said it was clear to her that the two men were not Trump supporters.
She said she’s seen the same Marxist “agitate and divide” tactics employed by leftists in her home country.
Clearly, there were Trump supporters inside the Capitol building, she said.
However, “the ones who were leading the crowd, or agitating the crowd, were not Trump supporters,” she said.
“I think they had a plan.”
An important part of the tactic, she said, is for somone in collaboration with the agitators to serve as a “witness” to mainstream media, which tells the story “without analyzing.”
Media simply repeats what the witness says, explained Ganaha, “so the world does not know the truth.”
“The world is watching and we should know what the truth is,” she told Phillip.
“And, then we can move on to what to think or what to decide, what to talk, what do next.
“We just need the truth.”
Sullivan, who posted one of the videos, told the media that Antifa had organized an event at the same time and location as the pro-Trump rally.
He insisted in a video he posted Friday to Periscope that he was inside the Capitol building only “to record.”
“I was there to let people see that situation in the best possible way,” claimed Sullivan, a Black Lives Matter leader and the founder of a group called Insurgence USA.
He asserted in an interview with Fox 13 in Salt Lake City that his video disproves those who claim Antifa members dressed as Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.
He said he was detained and questioned by the FBI but was not charged with any crime.
In June, Sullivan was arrested for organizing a protest in Provo, Utah, where a person was shot.
During an August 2020 BLM protest in Washington, D.C., Sullivan gave a speech to an angry mob and unleashed a torrent of violent rhetoric while pointing to the nearby White House.
“We … about to burn this s**t down,” Sullivan vowed as he riled up the crowd.
“We gotta … rip Trump right out of that office right there,” he declared as he pointed at the White House.
On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urged the FBI and DHS to place everyone who invaded the Capitol on January 6 on the no-fly list as “insurrectionists.”