According to The New American, the left wing group known as AntiFa is planning a “communist revolution” on November 4, 2017.
AntiFa and Communism
AntiFa is a leftist American group which claims to oppose fascism. They also verbally present themselves as opponents against racism, sexism, and other unfair practices. However, the perception of AntiFa greatly varies depending on who one talks to. Progressives are more likely to view AntiFa favorably, as advocates for fairness and equality. Conversely, conservatives are more likely to perceive AntiFa as violent, thuggish anarchists who take to the streets committing violence.
Americans learned of the aforementioned communist revolution on the morning of September 26. On this day, AntiFa flooded the streets, delayed extremely busy traffic, and displayed signs reading “NOV 4 IT BEGINS.” Additionally, other AntiFa members chanted the following:
An excerpt from a press release regarding the communist revolution reads as follows:
Reactions from the American People
Similarly to most occurrences in the political world, the views on AntiFa’s conduct were quite divided.
Left wing progressives were considerably less critical of AntiFa. Many of them alleged that AntiFa was merely protesting what they perceive as injustices. They also cited the First Amendment, stating that members of AntiFa are well within their rights to protest.
Conversely, right wing conservatives viewed the matter quite differently. They were especially critical of AntiFa blocking traffic while also claiming to advocate for freedom.