What is Antifa terrorists?:President Donald Trump said that the United States will be classifying the Antifa,a terrorist organization.This is the latest development following violent George Floyd protests.
The US based Antifa group,has been described as a militant, left-wing, anti-fascist political activist movement, which comprises autonomous activist groups that aim to achieve their political objectives through the use of direct action rather than through policy reform. Activists engage in varied protest tactics, including digital activism, property damage, physical violence and harassment against those whom they identify as fascist, racist or on the far-right.
Trump made the announcement in a tweet on Sunday after he hit out at the left-wing, anti-fascist political activist movement at the SpaceX launch in Florida on Saturday. ‘The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters and anarchists.
The violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting business and burning down buildings,’ Trump said. ‘The main victims of this horrible, horrible situation are the citizens who live in these once lovely communities.’
Trump went on to promise an end to ‘mob violence’ in reference to the nationwide protests that have plunged the country into chaos.
‘Radical-left criminals, thugs and others all throughout our country and throughout the world will not be allowed to set communities ablaze. We won’t let it happen. It harms those who have the least,’ he said. ‘And we will be protections those who have the least.’ US Attorney General William Barr, the nation’s top prosecutor, also blamed left-wing groups for the violence seen across the country which began as a rallying call for justice for Floyd’s death.
‘In many places it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchic and far-left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactic, many of home travel from outside the state to promote the violence,’ Barr said Saturday. In July 2019, Trump expressed his intention to classify the Antifa as a terrorist organization after the group clashed with Trump supporters and the alt-right following the 2016 election. ‘Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others,)’ Trump tweeted, adding, ‘Would make it easier for police to do their job.’
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