On Wednesday, the White House tweeted a compilation of videos purporting to document an organized “domestic terror” operation by anti-fascist (antifa) groups to put bricks in the hands of rioters during nationwide protests against police brutality that have rocked the country for the past week.
In the Wednesday afternoon tweet that is no longer accessible, the White House made an embarrassing attempt to provide proof of its “domestic terror” claims: videos gathered from social media showing stacks of bricks that, by chance, happened to be along many protest routes.
Another supposedly suspicious pile of bricks in Dallas—not included in the White House video, but widely circulated on social media—was discovered in a parking lot.
Extended footage that appeared on Twitter clearly shows that instead of finding a cleverly hidden cache of riot supplies, the men in the video are ransacking unsecured bricks at a worksite on Second Ave between St. Marks Place and Seventh Street.
The White House video concluded with three clips culled from social media of vandals and rioters throwing objects—none of which appear to be bricks.