- Antifa ‘Fascists’ Hijacking George Floyd Protests in US – Nigel Farage
The riots consuming the streets of the US have been “hijacked” by Antifa militants, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed. The British politician accused the leftists of attempting to subvert Western democracy itself.
“Appalling that the tragic death in the USA is being hijacked by Antifa, who would replace our Western democratic values with something more extreme than those they accuse,” Farage tweeted on Sunday. “Antifa are the real fascists.”
Initially seen as an outpouring of black rage following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, many of the riots that have broken out in major US cities have been blamed on Antifa militants. Protesters have reported seeing Antifa ‘organizers’ directing rioters, and supplying them with bricks, bats, and other weapons.
Farage’s opinion is shared by the Trump administration in Washington. President Donald Trump has accused“ANTIFA and the radical left” of stoking unrest, while Attorney General William Barr blamed the violence on “far left extremist groups and anarchic groups using Antifa-like tactics.”