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Photos: FBI Agents examining video and images, working identifying looters and rioters

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 09, 2020

CLEVELAND — A team of tech-savvy FBI agents is pouring over video and pictures trying to put names to faces. The FBI released multiple photos of individuals hoping the public can help identify them.

"We are going to find the folks who were the key participants in the destruction and mayhem downtown," said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Fortunato, Cleveland FBI.

The agents are examining video frame-by-frame, looking for any clue to identify those involved in rioting and violence on Saturday, May 30.

One individual is wearing an orange sweatshirt, he later takes it off, holding it and has on a black long sleeve shirt with "ARMY" on the front. One photo depicts this individual prior to throwing a stool through a business storefront in downtown Cleveland.

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The FBI released photos of suspected looters and vandals from the Cleveland protest.
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The FBI released photos of suspected looters and vandals from the Cleveland protest.

That was the day that started with a peaceful protest and ended with looting, rioting and arson in Downtown Cleveland.

"There are people out there who think they are anonymous and that nobody was watching or there were no cameras. They are mistaken," Fortunato said.

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The FBI released photos of suspected looters and vandals from the Cleveland protest.

Agents collected video from public cameras, private businesses, social media, news media and video tips that have been sent to area law enforcement agencies.

Another individual to be identified is described as wearing a blue long sleeve 1/4 zip sweat jacket with white stripes on the shoulders and down the sleeves.

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The FBI released photos of suspected looters and vandals from the Cleveland protest.

Another individual the FBI wishes to identify is the individual in a color block sweatshirt, looks to be black, pink and light blue blocks, long sleeve, hoody style shirt.

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The FBI released photos of suspected looters and vandals from the Cleveland protest.

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Late last week, FBI Agents arrested two people investigators said traveled from Pennsylvania in connection with the downtown violence.

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Now, they are looking for more. "We as the FBI are keying on people who may have traveled from outside Cleveland proper or Northeast Ohio; whether Antifa was involved, it's too early to say," explained Fortunato.

Authorities are still asking anyone with information or video from Saturday, May 30th to call CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME or the Cleveland FBI at 216-622-6842. The FBI is expected to release pictures of the people they believed committed violence in hopes of the public helping to identify them.

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