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Antifa will now be designated an official terrorist organization.

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Trump announces US to designate Antifa as terrorist organization following violent protests
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President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government will designate the far-left group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

This comes as Trump has blamed Antifa for riots taking place across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes in an incident caught on video.

WHITE HOUSE DOWNPLAYS MINNESOTA CLAIMS OF FAR-RIGHT ROLE IN RIOTS, IN DISPUTE OVER WHO’S FUELING VIOLENCE

"The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon.




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The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.


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It remains unclear exactly who was behind the escalation what began as peaceful protests against police, with accusations lobbed against both far-left extremists and white nationalists. The president has been forceful in pointing the finger at the former.

"It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!" Trump tweeted Saturday.




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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was less decisive in stating who is behind the looting, arson, and violence that has taken place. While he called rioters "Antifa-like" during an appearance on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," he said, "I think it still remains to be seen exactly how" the situation devolved from peaceful protests to something entirely different.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told "Fox News Sunday" he has evidence that people from out-of-state were involved in violent behavior in Minneapolis, but he did not specify whether they were affiliated with any particular group or ideology.

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A resolution to designate Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization was introduced in the Senate in 2019, stating that Antifa "represents opposition to the democratic ideals of peaceful assembly and free speech for all[.]"

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, came in response to threats and actions Antifa-affiliated individuals made against ICE officials and journalist Andy Ngo.
 

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Trump announces US to designate Antifa as terrorist organization following violent protests
Ronn Blitzer1 hour ago
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President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government will designate the far-left group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

This comes as Trump has blamed Antifa for riots taking place across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes in an incident caught on video.

WHITE HOUSE DOWNPLAYS MINNESOTA CLAIMS OF FAR-RIGHT ROLE IN RIOTS, IN DISPUTE OVER WHO’S FUELING VIOLENCE

"The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon.




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The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.


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It remains unclear exactly who was behind the escalation what began as peaceful protests against police, with accusations lobbed against both far-left extremists and white nationalists. The president has been forceful in pointing the finger at the former.

"It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!" Trump tweeted Saturday.




Donald J. Trump

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It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was less decisive in stating who is behind the looting, arson, and violence that has taken place. While he called rioters "Antifa-like" during an appearance on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," he said, "I think it still remains to be seen exactly how" the situation devolved from peaceful protests to something entirely different.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told "Fox News Sunday" he has evidence that people from out-of-state were involved in violent behavior in Minneapolis, but he did not specify whether they were affiliated with any particular group or ideology.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

A resolution to designate Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization was introduced in the Senate in 2019, stating that Antifa "represents opposition to the democratic ideals of peaceful assembly and free speech for all[.]"

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, came in response to threats and actions Antifa-affiliated individuals made against ICE officials and journalist Andy Ngo.
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Barr: Violence from Antifa, other groups 'is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly'
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Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that the Department of Justice will treat violence by individuals associated with Antifa as domestic terrorism in a statement that condemned the far-left group and asserted that protests against police brutality and racial inequality following George Floyd's death have "been hijacked."

Such demonstrations in cities nationwide have turned into violent riots complete with looting, attacks against police and arson.

Barr's statement came after President Trump earlier Sunday said he would designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. Antifa -- short for "anti-fascist" -- has very little central organization but violent left-wing protesters, particularly in places like Portland, Ore., often act under the Antifa banner.

WHAT IS ANTIFA, THE FAR-LEFT GROUP TIED TO VIOLENT PROTESTS?

"With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda," Barr said.




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Attorney General Barr’s statement on rioting, the role of the Department of Justice, and Antifa.

“The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”



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TRUMP ANNOUNCES US TO DESIGNATE ANTIFA AS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION FOLLOWING VIOLENT PROTESTS

He continued: "It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it. The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens... The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly."

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) condemned the move by the Trump administration to designate Antifa as a terrorist group, saying the decision showed "terrorism is an inherently political label, easily abused and misused."

"There is no legal authority for designating a domestic group," the ACLU added. "Any such designation would raise significant due process and First Amendment concerns."

Antifa has been blamed for causing at least some of the violence that has happened in the wake of the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes in an incident caught on video.

It's not clear that Antifa is behind all or even most of the violence in the widespread protests. But the left-wing group known for bringing radicals across state lines to instigate unrest has been a convenient recipient of blame from Republican politicians who have made clear they stand with peaceful protesters they say are justifiably angry about Floyd's death and other racially-charged interactions between African-Americans and police in recent months.




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It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!


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ST. PAUL MAYOR WALKS BACK CLAIM THAT ALL ARRESTED IN RIOT WERE FROM OUT OF STATE: 'I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY'

"It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!" Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Democrats, on the other hand, have blamed white supremacists for allegedly infiltrating the protests and instigating violence.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Saturday that officials think "white supremacists" and "out-of-state instigators" could be behind the protests, while Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said the majority of the protestors arrested were from outside Minneapolis and sought to take advantage of the chaos.

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However, a report by KARE 11 showed "about 86 percent" of the recent 36 arrests by Minneapolis-based police agencies listed their address in Minnesota, and that they live in Minneapolis or the metro area, according to data the outlet analyzed from the Hennepin County Jail's roster.

Barr continued in his Sunday statement to say that the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) would be involved in identifying "criminal organizers and instigators" and that federal agencies will work toward "apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law."

In reaction to the violence, a number of U.S. cities have instituted curfews for Sunday night. These include Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio.; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Louisville, Ky.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Richmond, Va.; Rochester, N.Y.; Salem, Ore.; Salt Lake City, Utah.; San Antonio, Texas; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Syracuse, N.Y.
 
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