Antifa Poet Alexander Contompasis was convicted on Friday when an Albany jury found Contompasis guilty of first-degree assault, first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault, and felony possession of a weapon. The altercations took place during a stand-off between Antifa & Trump supporters.
His conviction could carry a 40-year prison term when he is sentenced in November.
While protestors gathered in Washington DC on Jan 6, 2021, Trump supporters waved flags when Antifa supporters went on the attack against them at the New York State capital.
VIDEO: Antifa poet convicted for stabbing two Proud Boy members at the New York state capitol during Jan 6 protest https://t.co/vT6OMiYyRm
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One of Contompasis victims said the man stabbed him and then told him,
“I’m coming for you. I know who you are. I know where you live.”
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Contompasis’ attorney claimed his client was protecting himself from an unprovoked attack by the proud boys.
The Times Union attained a video showing the attack as the fight between Trump supporters and Antifa supporters broke out and ended in two stabbings. A person is seen in the footage swinging wildly at Trump supporters before police broke up the fight. The attacker is seen walking away as the video ends.