After Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, Antifa terrorists took to the streets, rioting and throwing water bottles, Breitbart.com reported. In the meantime, CNN ran a chyron that seemed to blame Trump for the riots instead of the rioters.
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Hundreds of rioters were reportedly dispersed:
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Police used pepper balls and tear gas against the rioters, which left a mark on at least one protester who got hit in a very sensitive part of his body:
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Others clearly bore the trademark black and red flags, face coverings, black clothing, and downward spear emblems popular with the extraordinarily violent “Antifa” movement. Tuesday’s rally was the first time Trump called out Antifa by name.
“You know, they show up in the helmets and the black masks and they’ve got clubs, they’ve got everything,” Trump said, calling them out by name — “Antifa!”
“Trump made his remarks after a protester tried to interrupt his rally,” Breitbart said. “He remarked that the crowds of protesters were small, suggesting that the heat probably kept them from coming out.”
Earlier in the day, anti-Trump protesters were spotted with firearms:
Pic taken ~ 30mins ago. Armed group self-identified as "John Browne Group" said it's 'anti-racist, pro-worker' here to protect protesters pic.twitter.com/XyiqY7P4T7
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Along with other mainstream news outlets, CNN has been fawning over Antifa since their emergence onto the public stage, after years of steadfast refusal to mention their existence. On Saturday, the news network put out a piece with an Orwellian headline claiming Antifa seeks “peace through violence.”
As we reported here, CNN propagandist Don Lemon whitewashed Antifa, a group that openly says it wants “anarcho-Communism,” an oxymoron if there ever was one.
“One is a Nazi, white supremacist group. What they want to do is extinguish people that look like me and you, Wolf, Jewish people, black people, even women. They don’t think we are equal. The other is a protest group, protesting a political and racism movement. I am not saying that that group, all of their tactics are right. They were there protesting hate in America,” Lemon said.
A White House petition calling on the administration to formally declare Antifa a terrorist group had received more than 200,000 signatures by Tuesday morning. As of this writing, that petition has garnered over 268,000 signatures.
The petition, which can be seen here, reads:
Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. 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. It is time for 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.
The state of New Jersey’s Homeland Security Department has already listed Antifa as a terrorist group — It’s time the feds followed suit.
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