Antifa: why America is talking about group that uses violence with ‘fascists’

  1. Recently, the US witnessed a violence during a pro-Donald Trump demonstration by the Proud Boys and a counter-protest by Antifa members.
  2. Proud Boys are known as a white supremacist exclusively male group based in the US with a presence in a few other countries.On the other hand,Antifa has a more international background and gained prominence only recently in the US.
  3. Antifa has been around for several decades with some dating it as far back as Nazi Germany.Antifa is borrowed from German word which means anti-fascist.
  4. The movement has had a presence in several European countries and has now come into focus in the United States following the election of US President Trump in 2016.
  5. Antifa does not have a formal organisational structure.It draws its members from other movements such as Black Lives Matter and the Occupy movement.
  6. Antifa members typically dress in black and often wear a mask at their demonstrations and follow far-left ideologies such as anti-capitalism. They take up causes such as LGBTQ and indigenous rights.