A Seattle-area Antifa member, who has been arrested a number of instances throughout violent protests and tweeted out a listing of companies that supported the town’s efforts to scrub out a homeless encampment, has been recognized as a youngsters’s camp counselor and substitute trainer.
On Dec. 16, Mikaele Andrew Baker, 23, tweeted a listing with the names of companies and a resident that signed a petition in help of sweeping Cal Anderson Park, reported the Put up Millennial, a web based publication that regularly reviews on Antifa and different left-wing teams. The park was the earlier website of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest — or CHOP over the summer season.
“These are the companies (and actually one, single resident) that signed a petition to brush Cal Anderson Park. No additional remark,” Baker tweeted beneath the pseudonym “@ComradeFlute” together with a screenshot of a listing.
In a follow-up submit, one other Antifa activist posted the addresses related to the enterprise homeowners.
“If we do cease this sweep, that’s a victory, and we are able to carry that vitality to the subsequent motion,” Baker tweeted on Dec. 17.
Along with tweeting about protests, Baker additionally posted about working with youngsters.
“I work full time as a childcare employee and I am a substitute trainer, idk what makes you assume I would be unemployed,” he wrote in response to a different Twitter person.
In a subsequent submit, Baker stated: I am a historical past trainer, I am from the Olympic Peninsula earlier than transferring to Seattle for varsity and work.”
The Twitter account has since been deleted.
After a number of deadly shootings and different crimes within the so-called autonomous zone, the town dismantled the world. Actions and homeless individuals quickly erected tents and started dwelling within the park, a lot to the ire of close by enterprise homeowners and residents.
In response to the town’s intent to dismantle the encampment, activists barricaded the park and a lawsuit was filed. Final week, a federal choose denied a movement to cease the town and the encampment was dismantled.
On Friday, the town despatched cops and crews to scrub up the park. Authorities made 21 arrests.
The Put up Millenial reported Baker has a protracted historical past of protest exercise in Seattle. Baker participated within the CHOP protests and expressed help for violent conduct, the publication stated.
In a single tweet, Baker stated: “I’m a revolutionary anarchist. I am not a war-hawk, however I see open warfare towards fascists and the state as a essential evil to attain liberation.”
Messages to Baker weren’t returned.
Baker additionally has a number of arrests associated to protests over the summer season. As chair of the Washington Progressive Celebration, Baker criticized regulation enforcement in a June message.
“The police exist, and have at all times existed, for one objective: to uphold the present social order by inflicting violence on Americans,” he wrote in response to the loss of life of George Floyd. “That is what the police did after they had been slave-catchers, that is what the police did after they turned fire-hoses on Civil Rights protesters, that is what the police are doing now after they teargas us, beat us, and shoot us with rubber bullets.”