On Tuesday, Mother Jones national security reporter Dan Friedman posted an image of heavily-armed federal officials overseeing protests in D.C. — and noted that they refused to identify their agency when asked.
Asked who they’re with, these guys say only that they’re with “The Department of Justice.” https://t.co/ciVDtP8ndk— Dan Friedman (@Dan Friedman)1591134522.0
This turn of events unsettled many on Twitter.
@dfriedman33 No badges, no badge numbers, no identifying patches, no name tags, no uniform...it keeps getting worse… https://t.co/CTyRVR1snB— Ian Hopkins (@Ian Hopkins)1591135648.0
@dfriedman33 didn't realize Under Armour was standard issue Also - quite an array of equipment for use against Amer… https://t.co/jWGvOH7XN0— SRM_MD (@SRM_MD)1591136619.0
@dfriedman33 @jackshafer Congrats to @UnderArmour, the official uniform of unidentified fascist shock troops.— Werewolf Bar Kochba (@Werewolf Bar Kochba)1591136190.0
@dfriedman33 If we don’t know who they are- shouldn’t local police find out who is hanging around their city w guns… https://t.co/3iiJlEcBc0— Christine Clauser (@Christine Clauser)1591135563.0
@dfriedman33 The brownshirts have arrived.— Phil has hope 🇺🇸 (@Phil has hope 🇺🇸)1591138224.0