New footage from the riots in Berkeley, California, Saturday shows one unfortunate Antifa protester getting attacked by his own team.
Here’s some great new video from the Berkeley protest this past Saturday. Antifa, or “anti-facist” for the uniformed, typically consists of protests in masks and dark clothing stirring up trouble at typically peaceful events.
In case you didn’t know, several groups met on April 15th, 2017 and held a pro-Trump rally in Berkeley, CA. This rally attracted counter-protesters. A Reuters reporter estimates that up to 1,000 people were in attendance.
A large number of fights ensued along with smoke bombs and fireworks used and thrown into various packs. “Both groups threw rocks and sticks at each other and used a large trash bin as a battering ram as the crowd moved around the perimeter of the park.”
In total, 11 people were injured, over half of those had to be hospitalized. Policed eventually managed to get things under control and confiscated various items such as pepper spray, knives, and lots of signs and poles used as weapons from people in attendance.
Even to call them “antifa” or “anti-fascist” is a mistake, an uncritical acceptance of their own euphemisms. Although they are a mix of Marxists and anarchists, they derive that term from Stalinist propaganda that started in the 1930s and picked up again in the 1940s after the Soviet Union abandoned its alliance with Nazi Germany. This word was used by the Soviet communists not only to help in the war effort, but also to reinforce their tyrannical domestic rule.
“Anti-fascism,” it turns out, is a great excuse for government to make people do anything you want them to do. Why, the Berlin Wall, from its construction in 1961, was always referred to behind the Iron Curtain as the “anti-fascist barrier,” implying that it was there to keep out harmful Western influences.