In an exclusive report from the Daily Caller, it has been reported that the far-left domestic terrorist organization Antifa had plans in motion to burn down the Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige Jr. Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Virginia.
According to the FBI report, the building had been spray-painted with a thin black line among other graffiti symbols, which authorities have discovered is actually a secret code used by Antifa to mark a building for destruction.
After another law enforcement officer informed authorities that he had overheard Antifa members “discussing burning down the Richmond courthouse,” seven individuals were arrested in connection with the plot. Upon their arrest, the Richmond Police Department seized numerous weapons, including fire accelerants and handguns, as well as masks and body armor.
Antifa has increased their acts of vandalism all across the country, including historic monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, all located in Washington D.C.
Since President Trump announced over the weekend that he would be officially designating Antifa as a terrorist organization, the federal government has massively stepped up their response and investigative efforts. Attorney General William Barr confirmed that the FBI would be utilizing all 56 regional offices of the Joint Terrorism Task Force to investigate Antifa. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed that the DHS is also looking into Antifa, and Barr has also given the DEA sweeping authority to conduct surveillance of Antifa and other rioters across the country.