A pro-free-speech rally at the University of California, Berkeley, took a different turn after radical far-leftists started attacking the peacefully assembled crowd. The event, which took place on the 15th of April, descended into a ferocious and chaotic event.
The shadowy extremist group known as Antifa is a network of loosely united far-left anarchist and communist groups that organize violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deems to be Nazis or fascists.
The anti-fascists action group, commonly known as Antifa was originally formed in Germany in the 1980s. The group took the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s.
Independent journalist Lauren Southern revealed that anyone who tried to hold any sort of right-wing event literally got beat up by militant communists in the street. Southern was present at one of the pro-Trump Berkeley rallies.
One of the footage captured by Southern’s crew showed Antifa street fighters throwing bricks and M-80 explosives into the crowd, as well as assaulting Trump supporters. One of the witnesses also released another footage that showed one Antifa thug hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bicycle chain and lock.
In response to the incident, Trump supporters and free speech activists held their ground and drove back the Antifa attackers. Surprisingly, the Antifa members won’t back down as they have only vowed to intensify their violence.
A comment by one of the r/anarchism subreddit community page indicated that failure to disarm is a big part of the problem, adding that the group needs more than flags and bats. The user also made recommendations on how the fascists could be held back. The recommendation pointed out that there was a need to take notes from the John Brown Gun Club and get firearms and training.
One of the users by the name the would-be revolutionary pointed out that the group needs to have handguns despite the hassle that comes with getting firearms in states and cities. The thinking behind the users’ recommendation was to put a psychological element in while holding the fascists back.
Some of the Antifa members have also realized that flags and bats are simply not enough. Surprisingly, the Antifa United website temporarily sold an Antifa-branded concealed credit-card knife.
The U.S. Code Title 22, Chapter 38, indicates that terrorism is any premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents. It’s without a doubt that the Antifa increasingly fits that definition by the Department of Defense.
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. This also points out to the fact that Antifa also meets such conditions.
The other definition of terrorism by the U.S. Department of Defense is the unlawful use of violence or threat of violence to instill fear and coerce governments or societies. The U.S. Department of Defense also noted that the heinous crime is mostly instigated by political, religious or other conceptual beliefs.