US Video of Alex Jones Stopping Car 'Illegally Transporting Children' Viewed 1 Million Times
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A clip of the conspiracy theorist claiming to stop a "smuggling" operation has been viewed more than one million times on Twitter.A clip of the video has been viewed more than one million on Twitter, with the full version attracting 1.5 million views on the Banned.video hosting site, which is operated by Jones' Infowars.
A video claiming to show Alex Jones and other members of the Infowars team stopping "smugglers" from "illegally transporting children" near the U.S-Mexico border has gone viral.
A clipstopping a car full of children in the backseat reportedly not wearing seatbelts from driving away has been viewed on more than one million times.
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According to Infowars, Jones and his team were documenting the border crisis and had recorded migrant children being taken "from the dirt floor child camp under the International Bridge in McAllen" before being taken to a processing camp in Donna, Texas.
The conspiracy theorists then claim the migrants get moved to a COVID processing center in McAllen, before the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley provides them with debit cards worth $1,200 and they are then "released into the United States into a destination or city of their choice."
In a video posted on Twitter by Infowars' associate editor Adan Salazar, Jones and others approach a man seen placing several children into the back of a vehicle with no seatbelts.
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During the clip, Jones stands in front of the car to prevent it from moving while yelling "you've got those children in there illegally," accusing the driver of "smuggling" the children.
Jones continues to berate the driver, while others demand they tell them where he is taking the children to.
The clip ends with police officers arriving at the scene, with the full video showing the children later exiting the car. One female adult is with the children inside the vehicle.
Alex Jones Stops Smugglers From Illegally Transporting Children At The Border!! See the full vid here: https://t.co/RlJnA1c6Fw pic.twitter.com/jPjQ5ZkGWx— Adan Salazar (@AdanSalazarWins) April 7, 2021
Conservative commentator Drew Hernandez was also present at the scene and filming the incident.
"Upon my arrival to a Catholic Charity assisting migrants, (Catholic Charities RGV) I discovered one of their 'staff' stuffing children into the back seat of a car without any seats, seatbelts or car seats," he tweeted while sharing another clip. "The man refused to identify himself. This has gone too far."
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The clips of Jones has sparked debate online, with some claiming he should receive praise for stopping the car with the children in the back and others questioning its veracity given Jones is famous for s
Jones' lawyer also described in 2017 how he is "playing a character" and that his claims such as theshouldn't be taken seriously.
"I definitely didn't have Alex Jones legitimately throwing himself in front of a van to rescue kids being smuggled on my 2021 bingo card," tweeted comedian Tim Young.
"You may not like him, but it's an important video to see."
Former New York congressional candidate Tom Hillgardner added: "Performance Artist Alex Jones is pretending he is stopping child trafficking and human smuggling at the Border when, at best, he is uncovering a seat belt violation."
Catholic Charities and the McAllen Police Department have been contacted for comment.
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