John Sullivan, a Black Lives Matter activist who was previously arrested as part of a Black Lives Matter riot, is reportedly under arrest related to this week's Capitol rioting.
Sullivan, from Salt Lake City, Utah, acknowledges he stormed the Capitol and witnessed and recorded on video the shooting death of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt at the hands of a Capitol Hill police employee.
Sullivan says he was there to document events and see them from the inside. He can reportedly be heard on video encouraging rioters to break into the Capitol and telling an officer "people might burn this down."
The following video appears to show Sullivan at a Black Lives Matter rally several months ago making racist comments and threatening a violent coup against President Trump.
We f_ckin' 'bout to burn this shit down...We gotta f_ckin' rip Trump outta that office right there, f_ckin' pull him out that shit! Naw naw we ain't about f_ckin' waitin' 'til that next election, we 'bout to go get that mother f_cker [inaudible] f_ck that shit 'cause you know what time it is? Repeat after me: It's time for revolution!John Sullivan, August 2020
The original video here has been deleted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo0IyHfdWkI
An archived copy of the video can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20210206002338/https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Oo0IyHfdWkI
Read what Sullivan had to say in an interview at Desert.com: