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Should ANTIFA be Labeled a Terrorist Organization?
Aug 21, 2019 at 04:31 AM

The Quick Facts

  • Recently Portland, Oregon has been the site of several high-profile confrontations, sometimes escalating into violence, between the far-right group Proud Boys and the group known as ANTIFA— short for anti-fascists. This past Saturday saw another rally in which the two groups clashed, resulting in several minor altercations and multiple arrests. 
  • On that day, President Trump tweeted: “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.’ Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”
  • Trump has been repeatedly critical of ANTIFA, and this instance marks the second tweet in which he has threatened to label the association a terrorist organization. 
  • Last month, several GOP lawmakers, including Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy, introduced a nonbinding resolution that would label ANTIFA activists as terrorists.

Food For Thought

Is it fair to label ANTIFA a terrorist organization? If so, should the Proud Boys activists also be considered terrorists?

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