Petition calling on White House to recognize Antifa as terrorists has 68k+ signatures
A petition urging the Donald Trump administration to formally classify the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization has been launched on the White House website.
The petition was started Thursday, and as of Sunday, had garnered over 68,000 signatures.
The White House is obliged to review the initiative if it reaches the benchmark of 100,000 signees by September 16 – within the 30 day period.
The author of the petition said ant-fascists should be recognized as terrorists because of their “violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States.”
He added that "terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims,” and urged the Pentagon to be “consistent in its actions.”
“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,” the wording of the petition said.
Antifa or the extreme left is known for its violent rivalry with white supremacists and other far-right groups across