A petition by a group calling itself We The People urging President Trump to recognize an Alt-Left, militant group Antifa as a terrorist organization, has quickly surpassed the 100,000 signatures required in order for it to receive an official response from the White House.  It  now has over a quarter of a million signatures.

 

The Petition which starts with a definition of terrorism as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims,” goes further to state that the “same definition” is “used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations.”

 

It then points out that, “AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple Police Officers throughout the United States.”

 

The petition then ends by urging the Pentagon to “be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.”

 

Alt-left Antifa anarchists doing what they do best, the destruction of property to achieve their goals. Above: Antifa anarchists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: AP/Steven Helber

 

The radical, Alt-Left group has cemented its reputation as anti-Trump protesters who oppose everything the President stands for including targeting his supporters and Conservatives.  

 

Their use of fascist tactics such as violence, intimidation and the destruction of private to achieve their stated goals has earned them the label of “domestic terrorists” among the public.

An Antifa poster on its website advocating the use of violence against Trump and his supporters to achieve its stated goals.

 

By Tuesday afternoon, the petition that was created by M.A. on Thursday, 17 August 2017 has garnered over 250,000, a quarter of a million electronic signatures.

 

The White House website states that Petitioners have 30 days to collect 100,000 signatures in order to get an official response within 60 days.

 

Antifa is an Alt-Left group consisting of leftist radicals and anarchists who are anti-capitalist and are opposed to the First Amendment. Their presence was elevated during the 2016 election campaign by attacking and shutting down then candidate Donald Trump’s rallies.

Antifa anarchists during Donald Trump’s Inauguration run from the grenade after ransacking Washington, DC, broke windows and set cars on fire. Credit: Reuters

 

Antifa has embraced violence as a hallmark of its anti-Trumpism protests which was evident on President Trump’s inauguration day in Washington, D.C. where they ransacked the city, smashed windows, vandalized private property and set cars on fire.

 

They have become increasingly active recently at “free speech” rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia and in Boston over the weekend.

 

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