A new Project Veritas video appears to show the inner workings of an Antifa operation in Portland, Oregon, where recruits are trained on how to incite violence in order to "destroy" their enemies.
In the video, an unidentified journalist who said he posed as an Antifa recruit detailed how the local outfit, Rose City Antifa, or RCA, reached out to him via ProtonMail, a free encrypted email service, to set up an interview and enroll him in a process toward becoming a "full-fledged" member.
The process included an interview and a series of secret lectures at a local bookstore before opening hours, where recruits would be taught the tactics of the trade, the undercover reporter said.
"If you ruin their day, if you like heckle them ... make them feel like they look ridiculous, make them feel outnumbered, and therefore, their whole 'yay yay America Trump' thing is gonna go by the wayside," alleged Rose City Antifa lecturer Adam Rothstein said during one secretly recorded session.
"The whole goal of this, right, is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible," another lecturer identified as "Ashes" said.
Lecturer Nicholas Cifuni can be heard instructing recruits to "practice things like an eye gouge — it takes very little pressure to injure someone's eyes."
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The undercover journalist noted that RCA "[does] not hesitate to either push back or incite some kind of violence," adding that "in our classes and in our meetings ... we talk about weapons detail and what we carry."
He also described RCA as "structured ... much like a company or like a business," adding that he suspects there are "outside funding, influence, or resources being used."
The video identifies RCA's founder to be Caroline Victorin, whom the undercover journalist said moved to Sweden with her dual-citizen husband. He noted that this could be evidence of a European connection.
In a statement over the weekend, Attorney General William Barr blamed far-left "Antifa-like" extremists for much of the violence that occurred across the country during protests over George Floyd's death.
"In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far-left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence," the attorney general said.
"Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda," he added.
The undercover Project Veritas journalist said he feared he could be the subject of violence if he were to have his true identity revealed.
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