White House petition asks Trump to formally recognize Antifa as terrorist organization

A new White House petition this week is calling on the Trump administration to formally recognize the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization.

“AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States,” the petition, started Thursday, states.

Antifa is short for anti-fascists, and the people involved are generally extreme leftists known for their face-offs with right-wing activists, including recently in Berkeley, Calif. Antifa counter-protesters made an appearance in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend and clashed with white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue

  • Antifa is a terrorist organization. Fits the definition. Uses violence in the streets to intimidate people and promote its leftist/anarchist political goals.

  • old gent

    antifa is basically marxists, socialists and communists who hate freedom

    • disqusW6sf

      Agree. If they label Antifa as a terrorist group they could label groups, e g. alt right groups, as terrorists for wanting to stop or limit muslim immigration as well.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I have signed the petition.

  • Liberal Progressive

    But if Antifa uses terrorism against people they think are terrorists, that makes they anti-terrorist terrorists which cancels out and makes them nothings, right?

  • bargogx1

    They’ve almost reached their goal of 100,000. Only about 4000 to go!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Last century Churchill predicted that this Century the fascists would call themselves anti-fascists. Nailed it. And of course he didn’t like islam either.

  • Flame

    But, but Romney, Rubio and McCain defend Antifa.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Romney, Rubio and McCain are the most nauseating RINOs there are. They should all be put out to pasture.