(NewsBusters) On the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville protests, white supremacists and radical leftists known as Antifa descended on the Virginia town once more to commit more violence. Late Saturday night, NBC News reporter Cal Perry and his crew were in the thick of it as Antifa members ganged up on them and attacked. The next morning, NBC’s Sunday Today ignored the attack and suggested the media was simply “heckled” by their assaulters.
(Zero Hedge) Police in Portland, Oregon declared a civil disturbance on Saturday after counter-protesters from Antifa showed up at a downtown Patriot Prayer rally and threw projectiles at the police, resulting in the deployment of flash grenades.
If Portland authorities do not intervene in a major way, we could potentially see one of the largest street brawls in modern American history on Saturday. On June 30th, an extremely violent confrontation in Portland between Antifa thugs and conservative groups made headlines all over the world, and now both sides have been hyping this August 4th sequel as an even bigger event. Two conservative groups, Patriot Prayer and The Proud Boys, are claiming that they will have thousands of members in the heart of Portland for their scheduled rally, and they are very much encouraging people to bring guns. On the other side, Eugene Antifa, Rose City Antifa, RASH NW and the Pacific Northwest Anti-Fascist Workers Collective are hoping to bring thousands of their own members, and one organizer publicly stated that they “better bring our own guns too”. All it is going to take is for one person to get shot and killed for all hell to break loose.
Are we about to see chaos in the streets in major cities all over America? Antifa and other radical leftist groups are promising that a series of protests will begin on November 4th that will never end until “the Trump/Pence regime” is “removed from power”. And as you will see below, Antifa has openly and publicly embraced violence and the Department of Homeland Security says that they have engaged in domestic terrorism. Hopefully these “protests” will fizzle out after a few weeks, because political organizations that believe in “the necessary use of violence” have no place in our society.
On November 4th, Antifa is pledging to “gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country”, and they are promising not to end their protests until “the Trump/Pence Regime” is “removed from power”. But of course these won’t be entirely peaceful protests. In fact, Antifa activists are very open about the fact that “violence is necessary” in order to achieve their goals. This open embrace of violence has gotten the attention of federal law enforcement authorities, and the DHS and the FBI have both warned that Antifa is engaging in “domestic terrorist violence”. Starting with the protests around the nation on November 4th, Antifa is pledging to do whatever is necessary to end the presidency of Donald Trump. How far is Antifa ultimately willing to go in order to achieve that goal?