They cover their faces so they can’t be identified, then violently protest against whatever and whomever they don’t like, often destroying private property and sometimes attacking people with fists, pipes, and whatever else they have at hand.
President Trump has had enough. On Saturday he tweeted:
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). Would make it easier for police to do their job!
While the designation might sound good, it might not change anything. Labeling the group as a terrorist organization would bring federal powers to bear whenever there was an incident, but that won’t stop protests from turning violent.
For that, something else has to happen. The local police must do their job.
From Portland, Oregon to college campuses across the country, AntiFa and other leftwing demonstrators have been allowed to run wild, damaging property, intimidating people, and from time to time assaulting people, all in the name of free “speech.”
When the police begin enforcing the law, the cowards wills top breaking it.