White Supremacists Call For Violence Posing As Antifa
Twitter took down an account that tweeted a call to violence and portrayed itself as connected to the left-wing organisation “Antifa”. The account was in fact operated by a known white supremacist group, Twitter said on Monday
“ALERT Tonight’s the night, Comrades Tonight we say “F**k The City” and we move into the residential areas… the white hoods…. and we take what’s ours #BlacklivesMaters #F**kAmerica.” @ANTIFA_US, the fake account tweeted on Sunday. (The fake account which was later taken down by Twitter) Though the account had just a few hundred followers, it is not the first time white supremacists have tried to cause tensions in the United States by pretending to left-wing activists online. The not so surprising revelation comes at a time when President Donald Trump has constantly accused left-wing activists of arson and violence occurring at protests across America following the death of George Floyd. Twitter said that the account was linked to Identity Evropa, a white supremacist brotherhood. Trump threatened via a tweet that he would designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. Antifa stands for anti-fascists, in simple terms, people whose political beliefs lean toward the left and are popular for being Nazi haters and raising their voices for the oppressed.
This is not a stand-alone fake Antifa account linked to white supremacists suspended by Twitter, the spokesperson said.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020