Black Lives Matter Activist John Earle Sullivan has confirmed that he took part in the Capitol Breach on January 6.
Sullivan was arrested in July of 2020 for his part in a BLM/Antifa ‘protest’ for making threats of violence and criminal mischief. He had reportedly urged people to block roadways, damaged personal property, and threatened to beat a woman.
He has been a relatively big part of the BLM movement, even organizing a protest between activists from BLM and Antifa.
Following the release of photographs showing Sullivan inside the Capitol Building, he gave interviews and claimed that he took part in the illegal activity in an effort to better understand President Trump’s supporters.
In an interview with KSL-TV, Sullivan stated “For me, it’s important from the group and the people around me to see that side of things, to see the truth, I don’t care, like what side you’re on, you should just see it raw.”
Sullivan also elaborated that he had witnessed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, the Airforce vet who was killed by Capitol Police. Although he had been detained and questioned by the police following the incident, he was not charged with any crimes and is not on any of the Person of Interest photos being spread by law enforcement.
“Protesters weren’t really, like, trying to burn anything down, they weren’t really trying to break anything, their main motive was to make it into the chambers.”