The media has very little credibility for me in America sadly. So with anything I form an opinion on I did either first hand research, or rely on more scholarly sources (the latter being rare on anything political).
In the case of ANTIFA I heard two opposite stories from the left and the right, so I went to rallies around the world and tried to observe for myself to decide.
What I saw: At more than half of the protests I went to if Antifa was present then they either engaged in violence or threatened to do so (where I personally witnessed it). Now keep in mind this was more than a year ago at this point.
What I can also say is that the right occasionally used violence to, but it was very rare, in fact I only witnessed that once.
So I can say, from my own experience, that Antifa use violence as a primary means to attack anyone they accused of being a Nazi, which most of the time, they were not, simply conservative.
Here's the incident I was recalling.
And the militias came next day, armed to the tooth. See photos here: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=charlottesville+militia+photos&qpvt=charlotsville+militia+photos
Video w/ language, violence
@design_RG @freemo Well fighting the alt-right and racists does not make all of one's actions against them justified, contrary to the popular "it's okay to hit a Nazi" rhetoric that seems to slowly be gaining momentum.
No doubt, Antifa opposes bad people, and bad groups, but they also oppose good people and good groups, and that's totally not okay.
Also, they resort to violence! I can't imagine condoning a group like that, especially when they not only attack their sworn enemies like the alt-right during #UniteTheRight (although to be fair, it might have been #BLM that started the fighting), they also attack innocent bystanders, which instantly caused me to hold them in utter disdain.
You would think that these are clips from some lawless, third world country, but they're not.
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