— OCCUPY ICE PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) July 15, 2019
Occupy ICE PDX; an Antifa-affiliated group justifies its violence by claiming they’re fighting for immigrant rights.
They are unapologetic in their methods: case in point, their public memorial for Willem Van Spronsen, a terrorist killed by police while attacking an ICE detention center.
The tweet dares to compare Van Spronsen to the abolitionist John Brown, with other social media accounts referring to the literal bomb-thrower as their “fallen comrade.”
Andy Ngo further explains about the underreported return of left-wing terrorism: (New York Post)
Little did I know then that I would soon have a more immediate encounter with antifa violence. Two weeks ago, I was left hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage after a mob of mask-clad rioters beat and robbed me while I was covering a demonstration in downtown Portland, Ore. The attack, claimed by Rose City Antifa, was caught on videos that went viral online.
As shocking as my unprovoked beating was, I’m hardly the first to be cruelly beaten by antifa. I have been covering antifa since the days after the 2016 election, when Portlanders woke up to find that downtown had been ravaged by black-clad vandals and arsonists overnight. Since then, the militants have repeatedly brutalized the city’s population. They have learned from experience that city government and police lack the political will to protect citizens.
Though known for their hallmark masks and black uniforms, antifa isn’t a formal, centralized group. Its “members” operate as a loose grouping of militant Marxists and anarchists drawn from various autonomous far-left groups. Political violence is a feature, not a bug, of antifa, which believes itself to be in an existential struggle with latter-day fascism.
The worst part is how prominent media figures and politicians glamorize and even promote antifa as a movement for a just cause. CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon have defended antifa on-air. Chuck Todd invited antifa ideologue Mark Bray on “Meet the Press” to explain why antifa’s political violence is “ethical.”