As protests continued across America over the weekend following the death of George Floyd, and president Donald Trump blamed looting and disruption on ANTIFA, many online alt-right groups began sharing images of protestors and calling for their arrest.
You may recognize some of the men in the images floating around, as they’re beloved indie-rock outfit The National. The band has been supportive of the protests, and somehow Aaron Dessner has found himself a target of alt-right groups.
lmao – the alt-right are now circulating images of who they believe to be "antifa organizers" that are just the indie rock band The National pic.twitter.com/tTUDWKKJII
— Cole Sansom, gnocchi enthusiast (@coolsandstorm) May 31, 2020
Dessner responded to being misidentified.
— Aaron Dessner (@aaron_dessner) May 31, 2020