An activist involved in the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protests has been linked to an alleged plot to “stage an armed rebellion” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
According to an unclassified FBI report reviewed by the San Diego Union-Tribune, “anti-fascist activists” led by Evan K. Duke III planned to buy guns from a Mexican cartel in order to “disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the US/Mexico border.”
The suspected plot isn’t the first time the self-proclaimed Antifa leader has resorted to violence to further his radial agenda. During the winter of 2016-17, Duke spent several months in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline alongside other career agitators.
His involvement in the months-long resistance included in role in helping Wesley Clark Jr. and Michael Wood in their Veterans’ Stand campaign, which sought to bring thousands of veterans to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s sprawling protest encampment on the banks of the Missouri River.
The failed initiative ended up leaving nearly 3,000 veterans stranded in a brutal blizzard with no supplies or place to seek shelter. Wood raised upwards of $1.2 million in online donations for the event, but the money was funneled into a personal bank account and was never used for its intended purpose.
Duke is just one of a number of former #NoDAPL protesters to travel to Mexico in recent months to aid migrant caravans and promote campaigns calling for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Duke recently handed over control of his #Asylum Seekers: Caravan Support Network to Myron Dewey, a former Standing Rock protester who rose to prominence for his drone piloting during the demonstrations.
In addition to Dewey, a recent KPPP-FM in-depth report identified at least four other prominent #NoDAPL agitators who are now operating south of the border alongside other anti-fascist activists.