Donald Trump announced Left Wing Group ANTIFA as a terrorist organisation | Know What is ANTIFA

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Recently Donal Trump will announce ANTIFA as a terrorist organization. U.S. Attorney General William Barr had blamed Antifa and other "agitators" for them "in connection with the rioting" in the protests in U.S. cities.

tweet by Donald Trump

George Floyd, an African American man died in Minneapolis while being restrained by the police. Video footage showed an officer kneeling on Floyd's neck. this death becomes a wave of outrage sweeping politically and racially divided nation. this tweet and death amid violent nationwide protest. the protesters participating in demonstrations across the country are from Antifa. 

What is ANTIFA

It is the group of left-wing they were united in their opposition to fascism and they have an anti-government streak. 

They said they see creeping authoritarianism in the current American administration that they are looking to build "a movement that really insulates us from the policies of Donald Trump".

History of ANTIFA

The modern American Antifa movement began in the 1980s with a group called Anti-Racist Action. Its members confronted neo-Nazi skinheads at punk gigs in the American Midwest and elsewhere. 

By the early 2000s, the Antifa movement was mostly dormant - until the rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right.


Flag of ANTIFA
Flag of ANTIFA

Antifa supporters will often dress all in black, sometimes covering their faces with masks or helmets so they can’t be identified by opposing groups or the police. 

They move together as one anonymous group. There are also offshoots - one Antifa group in Oregon said they also have a snack bloc of people who provide food and water for their allies during protests.

ANTIFA wearing black mask and black dress
 ANTIFA wearing black mask and black dress


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