A member from Antifa in Seattle, who has been arrested multiple times during violent protests and tweeted out a list of businesses that supported the city’s efforts to clean out a homeless encampment, has been identified as a children’s camp counselor and substitute teacher.
On Dec. 16, Mikaele Andrew Baker, tweeted a list with the names of businesses and a resident that signed a petition in support of sweeping Cal Anderson Park, reported the Post Millennial, an online publication that frequently reports on Antifa and other left-wing groups.
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In addition to tweeting about protests, Baker also posted about working with children.
“I work full time as a childcare worker and I’m a substitute teacher, idk what makes you think I’d be unemployed,” he wrote in response to another Twitter user.
In a subsequent post, Baker said: I’m a history teacher, I’m from the Olympic Peninsula before moving to Seattle for school and work.”
Baker has a long history of protest activity in Seattle. Baker participated in the CHOP protests and expressed support for violent behavior, the publication said.
In one tweet, Baker said: “I am a revolutionary anarchist. I’m not a war-hawk, but I see open warfare against fascists and the state as a necessary evil to achieve liberation.”
Baker also has several arrests related to protests over the summer. As chair of the Washington Progressive Party, Baker attacked law enforcement in a message from June.
“The police exist, and have always existed, for one purpose: to uphold the current social order by inflicting violence on American citizens,” he wrote in response to the death of George Floyd. “This is what the police did when they were slave-catchers, this is what the police did when they turned fire-hoses on Civil Rights protesters, this is what the police are doing now when they teargas us, beat us, and shoot us with rubber bullets.”
Sources: The Daily Wire, Newsmax and Breitbart; Photo: Politico