“Why I Joined Antifa”: A Black Bloc Protester Explains His Reasons

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The Anti-Fa movement in Berkeley is getting a lot of attention. They say they stand for “anti-fascism.” They’re also known for hiding behind black masks and destroying property during protests. Recently, the group used black bloc tactics and caused damage to the UC Berkeley campus in response to a scheduled appearance by conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos. The speech was canceled after the demonstration.

We wanted to know, from an insider’s viewpoint, what is Antifa all about? And why would you want to participate? A member of Anti-Fa explains why he choose to join up.

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