Protesters who claimed to be members of the far-right Proud Boys gather with other Trump supporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
Antifa activists on the streets of Salem, Oregon, at a rally of extreme right-wing groups such as the Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys on September 7.
The anti-fa movement gained momentum in the United States following the election of Donald Trump. However, its members do not constitute a threat in the sense of the American president.
A man carrying a club is seen as the Proud Boys, a right-wing pro-Trump group, gather with their allies in a rally against left-wing Antifa in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 26, 2020.
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Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
Left-wing terrorism had its heyday in the 1960s-80s, and though some threats remain today, groups like Antifa are known more for low-level violence, not significant terrorist actions.
When blocking a highway, who is a domestic terrorist and who is a peaceful protester? And does it make a legal difference?
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Legally designating domestic extremist groups as terrorist organizations – as some in the US advocate now – will have limited benefits, if any at all.
A police officer pushes an antifa demonstrator out of the way during a 2019 protest in Washington, D.C.
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The anti-fascist movement is a decentralized collection of individual activists who mostly use nonviolent methods to achieve their ends.
‘Antifasc’ as portrayed in Romper Stomper.
Stan's remake of the 1992 film Romper Stomper swaps skinhead culture for the complexities of contemporary Australian extremist politics. In doing so, it highlights disillusion with mainstream politicians and media.
A supporter of President Donald Trump, center, argues with a counterprotester at a rally in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
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We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascists and racists in a way that doesn't help them.