U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- An unknown group or groups have left pallets of bricks at the sites of the civil unrest from coast to coast. These pallets seem to have appeared overnight, and no one knows the source of the pallet of bricks.
In a weird coincidence, former US President Barack Obama tweeted that he has put out resources to “help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action” [emphasis added] the day after people found the bricks at protest sites.
I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action. https://t.co/jEczrOeFdv
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2020
This tweet led many to surmise that Obama was referring to the bricks. AmmoLand News has not found any evidence of the former president having any connection with the pallets of bricks. It most likely was just a poor choice of words on his part.
Protest have erupted across the country stemming from the death of George Floyd. Floyd died while a police officer had his knee on Floyd’s carotid artery. Antifa has used these protests to start riots. Looting of stores has taken place in cities of all sizes. Rioters have used the bricks as weapons against police and have also used them to vandalize storefronts.
AmmoLand News has reached out to our federal law enforcement contacts, and they have no leads for the bricks. It could be a case of copycats, or it could be something much more sinister. The rioters themselves also do not appear to be the source of the bricks. The quantities of bricks people are finding are pointing to a group or groups that someone is funding.
A new load of ammo for Antifa in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/bIzLjeSRT7
— EmilyAnnGreen ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (@EmilyAnnGreen1) May 31, 2020
This is supposed to be Fayetteville, NC pic.twitter.com/jK9wZkZgtj
— ALLRight2073 (@right2073) May 31, 2020
Many on the right have blamed George Soros and his foundation for supplying the bricks. Although his foundation is known for stoking the fires of discord, it is unlikely that he or his organization would directly provide weapons to rioters and bring unwanted law enforcement attention on them. That would also guarantee to lose their tax-exempt status. AmmoLand News also hasn’t been able to find evidence tying the billionaire to the bricks. Antifa is also a suspect, but each cell acts independently, and coast to coast operations seems unlikely.
We have learned of & discovered stashes of bricks and rocks in & around the Plaza and Westport to be used during a riot. If you see anything like this, you can text 911 and let us know so we can remove them. This keeps everyone safe and allows your voice to continue to be heard.
— kcpolice (@kcpolice) May 31, 2020
Another theory is that these bricks are from construction projects near the protest, but most of the locations that people have found the bricks do not have construction happening. AmmoLand News also checked with local police departments to see if anyone has reported bricks stolen from construction sites. Although there were reports of some construction materials taken there, haven’t been reports of thieves taking large quantities of bricks or paver stones.
AmmoLand News tried to track down any large purchases of bricks from the area where people found them, but it only led to dead ends. It is a possibility that whoever purchased the bricks did such small quantities so that it wouldn’t be noticed, but no stores contacted by AmmoLand have reported an uptick in sales of bricks or paver stones.
AmmoLand News checked with local trucking companies and couldn’t find any evidence of anyone hiring companies to deliver bricks. It is possible that whoever supplied the bricks could have used rental trucks to provide them to protest sites. Many places rent trucks and vans.
AmmoLand News will continue to investigate the source of the bricks. Any readers who have verifiable information the source of the bricks or groups involved in delivery are encouraged to contact AmmoLand News.
About John Crump
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