Outside groups responsible for violent protests, officials say

In New York City, of the nearly 800 people arrested over the past several days of protests, one in seven came from outside the city, seniors officials told ABC News.
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Although many of the protests have been peaceful, we can't emphasize that enough, this morning authorities are investigating who's behind the more violent ones that have broken out as we've seen in major cities. Multiple officials saying outside groups are responsible. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has the latest on that side of the story. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Robin, good morning. There's no doubt some undisciplined locals have been involved in throwing debris, vandalism and looting but law enforcement officials also believe outside agitators may be the most violent. In New York City police officials say anarchists have been involved. In parts of Minnesota 14% of those arrested have been the president has been pointing the finger at anifa but Marco Rubio says anti-government extremists from the left and the right are playing a role. Amy? Pierre, thank you.

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