Now let’s be clear. When I say Antifa, I’m talking about the organized thugs who go into the streets geared up to assault people and destroy property. These people are organizing to take violent action against any opposition.
To these extremists, opposition can simply be taking pictures of the wrong person. In Richmond, Antifa assaulted a reporter from a local TV station, bludgeoning him in the back of the head, creating a wound that had to be stapled closed. The militants then engaged in victim blaming, suggesting they had a right to split his skull open like an egg. As CNN’s Jake Tapper has pointed out, a number of journalists have been assaulted by Antifa across the country.
At this point Antifa is doing more than waging random violence against anybody who happens to be in the way.