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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:23 PM

'Umbrella Man' Broke Store Windows At Minneapolis Protest Finally IDed As White Supremacist, Police

'Umbrella Man' seen in viral video has finally been identified as a white supremacist gang member. Daily Kos, 7/28/20.

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked Black Lives Matter protests nationwide. At the start of the protests in Minneapolis, one white man sparked instant outrage after he was recorded by Javier Morillo smashing the windows of an AutoZone, part of eventual damage estimated at $100 million in Minneapolis alone.

“Umbrella Man” was confronted by protesters because he stood out like a sore thumb, dressed in all black, wearing a face mask, and carrying an umbrella. He was the first to start damaging storefronts and protesters wondered aloud as they confronted him if he was an agent provocateur seeking to make the protesters look bad. Turns out, that is exactly what he was doing.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 · 5:04:13 PM EDT · Jen Hayden
- The suspect has been 32-year-old Mitchell Carlson. He has not yet been charged with a crime.

After the video went viral, many online falsely accused a Minneapolis police officer of being the man in question, but that was not the case. Months later, a tip finally came into the Minneapolis police department. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the man is a member of the Hell’s Angels bike gang and a smaller white supremacist gang called the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood. The police warrant noted the man in the video “wanted to sow discord and racial unrest by breaking out the windows and writing what he did on the double red doors.”

The warrant also noted the man’s actions seemed to change the course of the otherwise peaceful protest. “Until the actions of the person your affiant has been calling ‘Umbrella Man,’ the protests had been relatively peaceful. The actions of this person created an atmosphere of hostility and tension. Your affiant believes that this individual’s sole aim was to incite violence.”

Minneapolis police also told the Star Tribune the man is a member of the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/28/1964542/--Umbrella-Man-finally-identified-as-a-member-of-a-white-supremacist-group-and-biker-gang

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7wo7rees Jul 2020 #4
Judi Lynn Jul 2020 #5

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:26 PM

1. The only organized 'Antifa' seems to be Trump supporters showing up with their spray paint, Molotov

The only organized 'Antifa' seems to be Trump supporters showing up with their spray paint, Molotov cocktails, or vandalism tools, pretending to be protesters.

https://imgur.com/gallery/E1Ik0Ra

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:30 PM

2. Antifa is all of us.

Today I heard "antifa fascists" a lot by Republicans. Can't be both.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:32 PM

3. 'Antifa fascists' is double stoopid.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:53 AM

4. Maybe he just knows a lot of cops.

Where'd a biker get that sweet respirator? And the duty gloves? And the tactical jacket?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 11:38 PM

5. Geez, here's some ugly information on "Mitch," from a more detailed article.

Mitchell Carlson: Minnesota Man Named in ‘Umbrella Man’ Search Warrant



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Mitchell Carlson (l) and the Umbrella Man (r).

Mitchell Carlson is accused in a police search warrant application of being a Hell’s Angels biker who may be the notorious so-called “Umbrella Man” authorities believe purposely incited violence in Minneapolis by breaking windows at an AutoZone store after the death of George Floyd. He has not been charged with a crime but is under investigation, the application reveals.

The application further accuses Carlson, who is a Minnesota man per his criminal history, of being a “full-fledged member of the Hell’s Angels” biker gang and a “known associate of the Aryan Cowboys” who police believe was purposely trying to stir up racial discord after Floyd’s death. Police described the Aryan Cowboys as “a known prison gang out of Minnesota and Kentucky.”

The Anti-Defamation League describes the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood as “a small white supremacist prison/street gang based primarily in Minnesota and Kentucky. Its main symbol consists of a helmeted and winged skull with the initials ACB.”

Carlson’s full name is Mitchell Wesley Carlson. Heavy obtained the application for a search warrant from the Hennepin County court system. You can read it in full here. Ever since a viral video emerged of the black-clad, gas-mask wearing Umbrella Man systematically breaking windows before wide-scale looting and arson fires broke out in Minneapolis, speculation has raged about his identity, with some on social media arguing from the start that he was an outsider trying to incite a riot, not a member of Antifa.

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More:
https://heavy.com/news/2020/07/mitchell-carlson-umbrella-man/

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