The masked, black-clad, anti-fascist protesters, better known as “antifa,” faced new criticism this week and calls to be labeled as a gang following weekend violence in Berkeley, where the group has come under fire.
Few people know the group’s history, what it stands for or whether they are dangerous. Some have debated whether they are the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis.
Wearing protective gear and masks have allowed “antifa” members to remain anonymous and free of risk of retaliation.
The group’s philosophy has given many of its members the motivation to use violence.
The elite news media loves Antifa.