The unidentified teacher brought up the claims right before beginning with their language arts class, a talk that uneased one student.
The video — filmed from the pupil’s point of view — catches the professor falsely stating that three of the rioters who stormed the Capitol building have already ‘been identified as Antifa members’.
Footage of the incident was shared via the Twitter account @knowyourracists, and via Reddit:
When the student asked, ‘What about Proud Boys?’, the teacher ignored him and continued:
We’ve had trouble with this all summer long, where peaceful demonstrations were fine until a bunch of Antifa members showed up and started riots.
This is just another example. They were paid to be there, they were paid to do violence, so that the Trump supporters would look bad.
At this point, the student broke in again, asking:
Didn’t Proud Boys and Trump supporters break into the Capitol?
Thus the teacher went on to deny these claims, by saying that there were videos showing ‘Trump supporters trying to stop the people breaking in’.
The student pointed out that the rioters were wearing MAGA hats, to what the teacher rebuffed ‘anybody can put on a MAGA hat’, before claiming once again that Antifa members had been ‘paid to be there and cause a riot’.
The teacher appeared to get more agitated, telling her class, ‘You guys need to look up the history,’ as another student chimed in to question her.
Although the teacher calimed to be speaking out ‘facts’, the student shut her down by saying she was simply expressing her opinion, which had no basis in fact whatsoever.
Antifa is a left-wing anti-fascist and anti-racist movement based in the US. Many Trump supporters have been spreading false rumours online that Antifa was behind the riot, not Trump supporters. However, this is simply not the case, and many right-wing extremists have aready been identified as having participated in the riot.