The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
“The United States of America will designate ANTIFA as a terrorist organization,” Trump wrote on Twitter yesterday. This is a move that would cause anti-fascists to be treated by the American police on a par with al-Qaeda and other such terrorist groups, greatly increasing the powers of law enforcement in repression. A particularly dangerous thing because, in fact, Antifa is a cohesive organization structured only in Trump’s imagination, while in reality they are independent groups of anti-fascists who use violent methods of protest.