Far-right pro-Trump provocateur and “Stop the Steal” leader Ali Alexander, formerly Ali Akbar, has gone from being a vocal supporter of the election fraud march on Jan. 6 in Washinton, D.C., which turned deadly, to attempting to distance himself from the events.
But video from the night before show he was a key instigator.
Meanwhile, Alexander’s website “StoptheSteal.us,” has been wiped from the internet and he has been permanently suspended from Twitter.
He appears to have been suspended from Instagram as well.
On Jan. 6, ahead of the Capitol riots, Alexander told a crowd at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. they would need to be prepared to die attempting to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election.
“Victory or death! Victory or death! Victory or death!” Alexander chanted on the eve of the Jan. 6 march.
Alexander didn’t return a request for comment from the Daily Dot as of Monday afternoon.
That Wednesday, as the riots were unfloding, Alexander said, “I don’t disavow this. I do not denounce this,” referring to the march, as Trump supporters headed to Capitol Hill.
Ali said there were a couple “agitators” in the crowd that he didn’t support.
On Sunday night, in a Periscope stream, Alexander claimed to have gotten “thousands of death threats” and urged his supporters for funds to “move from his home.”
He said he now needs round-the-clock security, including when he visits bathrooms.
Alexander in the same stream went onto claim there will be an “FBI investigation” into him, which he argued could lead to him being “stabbed to death.”
He accused the media of misrepresenting his involvement in the Capitol riots, saying the media was conflating his rally, which he pledged to be “wild,” with the breaching of the Capitol. In the stream, he said his life is “over” because of his social media suspensions.
As the Daily Beast noted, Alexander floated the idea of violence to a Phoenix crowd before the January march.