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Resistance to the Trump presidency has taken on many different forms, from peaceful protest to more violent means. A collective of self-described anti-fascists, dubbed “antifa,” fit into the violent category. Instead of just protesting, they vandalize property and brutally assault those on the other side, whether that be neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, white nationalists, Trump supporters, or even sometimes journalists covering their gatherings. My guest is Julio Rosas, he’s a senior writer with Town Hall dot com and formerly a reporter with the Washington Examiner. Julio has covered antifa demonstrations across the country, including Charlottesville, Virginia, Portland, Oregon, and Washington D.C. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the origins of antifa, how they differ from peaceful protesters of Trump, and how they use these violent and intimidating tactics to build up their platform while stamping out dissent.
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