On the njhomelandsecurity.gov website Antifa is now listed under the designation “domestic terrorism”.
“In the past year, Antifa groups have become active across the United States, employing a variety of methods to disrupt demonstrations,” it reads, listing a number of violent disruptions.
The advisory also noted instances of how Antifa had engaged in doxxing of individuals, exposing them to leftist abuse and violent harassment.
Antifa, short for “Anti-fascist” and already established in Europa, surfaced in the US during the Occupy movement, with its anti-globalisation protests of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Antifa movements had sprung up in early-20th-century Europe, and they remain active on the Continent. Lately, Antifa have emerged as the militant fringe of #TheResistance against Donald Trump — who, they claim, is a “fascist”.
In Washington, DC, Antifa spent most of Inauguration Day sowing mayhem. They have targeted protesters, assaulted conservative journalists, sent death threats to a Latino family after misidentifying them as “neo-Nazis”, attacked 80-year-old grandmothers and high school students with bats, and even stabbed horses.
Antifa fits the very definition of terrorism, which is “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims”.
In February this year, Antifa set fires and stormed buildings at the University of California–Berkeley to prevent an appearance by Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, and succeeded.
Two months on, they threatened violence if Ann Coulter spoke on the campus. When the university and local law enforcement refused to find a secure location for her to speak, she cancelled, saying the situation had become too dangerous.
Trump supporters have been attacked regularly by members of Antifa over the last six months, but mainstream media has ignored the violence. In fact, quite the contrary. Kurt Eichenwald, a writer for Newsweek, said he wanted to see every Republican who voted to repeal Obamacare, “have a family member perish”.
In April, Heather Mac Donald was physically blocked from an auditorium at Claremont McKenna College, in California where she was scheduled to speak. Mac Donald is a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, and noted expert on law enforcement.
A group of students from Pomona College complained that Mac Donald should not be permitted to speak. She is “a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, a classist, and ignorant of interlocking systems of domination that produce the lethal conditions under which oppressed peoples are forced to live”. Mac Donald was allegedly challenging “the right of Black people to exist”.
In May, Diablo Valley College professor Eric Clanton was arrested after a series of assaults in which he used a metal bike lock to attack Trump supporters at a free speech rally in Berkeley.
This month a Philadelphia woman was charged after she attacked a police horse with a flag pole during a demonstration in Harrisburg.
Fox4 reported that Lisa Simon, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police animal, prohibited offensive weapons, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction administrative law.
On Wednesday June 14, a supporter of failed Marxist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened fire on a group of Republican senators and congressmen, critically injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in the assault. James Hodgekinson was a devoted supporter of leftism. The leftist storm troopers are of course the Antifa who have refused to disown the violence.