Alt-left anti-fascist activist group, ‘Antifa,’ continues to show up at political protests on college campuses across the US, sparking violence to promote its agenda
As we face the coming tide of violence that Antifa are fomenting. Its important to see their salinskyite tactics for what they are. pic.twitter.com/qznBi4NgNf
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) October 10, 2017
Among the 20 cities where rallies are set to occur are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.
The anarchist group, whose name comes from term “anti-fascist,” made news earlier this week for allegedly harassing a female reporter at Columbia University and for seven arrests at California State University, Fullerton, amid reports of head-punching and pepper-spraying.
“You cannot try to ‘wait things out’,” a Refuse Fascism call to action reads. “Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes.”
Tapping into movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Women’s March, Refuse Fascism said it hopes to protest non-stop, 24/7 “until this regime is driven from power.”
The organization is engaged with a broad coalition of groups, including the Revolutionary Communist Party — but says they are committed to a nonviolence stance.
Zee told The Washington Post his organization does “uphold the legal right to self-defense,” but that they “don’t initiate violence” and they “oppose violence.”
— Mary Rosales (@RosalesMary12) September 27, 2017
— Refuse Fascism ATL (@refusefascatl) October 24, 2017