Attorney General Barr provides statement regarding George Floyd case

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FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs’ Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Barr will be a featured speaker Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Tennessee. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Jay Sekulow, one of the attorneys defending President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial, are also on the schedule. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(ABC) — Attorney General William Barr warned protesters with ANTIFA and radical ties that they are committing a federal crime.

“Peaceful protests are being drowned out by violent radical elements,” said Barr at a brief press conference on Saturday.

Barr noted that there are people with what he called, ‘ANTIFA-like tactics,’ who are traveling from outside of the area, to participate in protests coordinated as peaceful demonstrations.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that they are investigating whether outsiders, including white supremacists, are inciting riots.

“It is a federal crime to cross state lines to participate” in these violent crimes, said Barr.

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