Violent Anarchists Join Protest at Trump Towers
ANTIFA has roots in the German communist party and takes its political stance from Leon Trotsky who said “fighting squads must be created” and “flabby pacifism” would not be acceptable in the struggle against fascism.
In the 1970s the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) was launched by the Socialist Workers Party and, after the socialists ejected them, Red Action was established. It is a British group that “enthusiastically espouses the use of violence.”
Although this variant ceased to exist as of 2001, it was revived as ANTIFA by the Anarchist Federation, Class War, and No Platform. ANTIFA imitated AFA’s stance of physical and ideological confrontation with patriots.
It should be noted that many so-called anarchist groups, including Black Bloc, have been infiltrated by the police.
Black Bloc and other compromised groups initiated violence at the G20 protest in Britain and torched a hotel in Strasbourg during a NATO summit.
In 2007 several provocateur cops were caught posing as Black Bloc anarchists during a North American Union summit in Montebello, Quebec.
In 2011 G8/G20 summit documents revealed the Canadian RCMP dispatched poseurs and agents provocateurs to infiltrate the ranks of anti-war, anti-globalization and anarchist groups. Anarchist violence has been used by police to justify heavy-handed tactics against peaceful non-violent protesters.