Last Thursday, the FBI raided the home of black actor Siaka Massaquoi after participating in the January 6 demonstration on Capitol Hill calling for election integrity, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
According to reports, the raid took place on Thursday, June 10, at the actor’s North Hollywood home and involved about 20 agents. At home was a friend of Massaquoi’s, Brian Burks, with his two children, ages 3 and 7, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Massaquoi, who participated in numerous TV shows and movies such as NCIS: Los Angeles, S.W.A.T., Lethal Weapon, Ratched, among others, posted a video on Instagram, along with Burks, after the raid where he says “I did nothing wrong on the 6th … did nothing violent..”
Also, Burks says he did not go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and FBI agents told them during the raid that they are being investigated for being linked to members of a social networking group.
Massaquoi is an unusual character in Hollywood, as he is black and conservative and has no qualms about publicly denouncing what he gets to experience in show business.
In a recent interview with PragerU, he said that Hollywood is probably “the most racist place that I’ve ever experienced.” adding that there is a lot of fear in the industry and that if there is someone “right, that’s it you’re done. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman. It doesn’t matter if you are gay.”
He went on to relate what happened to him and other friends:
“I have been removed from this and from a couple of projects and I’ve seen friends removed from projects so people keep their mouths shut.”
The FBI raid that the actor experienced is not an isolated event, it is something that many Trump supporters are experiencing today.
Another case happened at the end of May, when two FBI agents harassed the director of a conservative anti-pedophilia organization at his home and wanted to ask him about his participation in the January 6 demonstration on Capitol Hill.
They showed up at his home without any written warrant and told him, “We’re following up on leads from DC. We’re just curious if you went to DC or if you knew anyone who had gone to DC, and if you would be willing to talk to us about any of that.”
The director of the organization told them that he had not participated in the demonstration and kicked them out, telling them that he was exercising abuse of power and that he wouldn’t say anything else without having a lawyer next to him.
The persecution that Trump supporters are experiencing has transcended borders. It is expected that in the meeting that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will have this Wednesday, the Russian president will touch on the issue in question, according to what was advanced by his foreign policy minister, Sergey Lavrov.
The minister said at the press conference held on June 1, “We are closely watching the persecution of people involved in storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.”