Those associated with Antifa believe that their group came into existence in the 1920s and 1930s with the Movement against European fascist forces.
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"These are genuinely popular mobilistations in which African-Americans, whether or not they identify as "anti-fascists", play a leading role."So, who are they and what do they represent? Antifa groups have been known to physically confront white supremacists and alt-right protesters and speakers, often with disruptive behavior aiming to cancel or ruin their events.
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The members of this group campaign against any actions which they view as authoritarian, homophobic, racist or xenophobic. It is interesting to note here that the Federal Bureau of Investigation considers white supremacists as the largest risk groups for domestic terrorism inside the country.
Those associated with Antifa aim to support women, as well as people from BAME and LGTBQ communities and prevent all forms of racism and sexism. Trump has attributed the violence to leftist organizations commonly called Antifa.
Instead, antifa is a group who follow a similar philosophy and tactics.
That has made it hard for USA law enforcement to deal with violence from members of groups that label themselves as Antifa.
There have been reports of fresh clashes between police and protesters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
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In recent times, since the rise of Donald Trump to become President and the rise of conservatives, this movement is raising its head once again.
Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesWhy are people talking about Antifa?
President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States would be classifying the loose-knit Antifa movement as a terrorist group after blaming it for some of the recent spasm of violence in U.S. cities.
His tweet has received huge controversy from social media users.
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Antifa - the name is a contraction for anti-fascist - is a secretive grouping of radical activists that has emerged in recent years, in part in opposition to racist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.