Far-left groups are advocating for more fighting in the streets after the events over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, which took one life and injured many more.
Radical leftist groups such as Antifa justify physical violence by comparing what they label as "hate speech" to actual violence. Groups like Antifa are known for advocating violence against anyone who supports President Donald Trump or the capitalist system.
Antifa has been present at recent riots and violent occurrences, including the "Battle for Berkeley" in April, where Antifa clashed with a free speech rally containing many Trump supporters. Antifa was also the primary instigators of the riot to prevent Milo Yiannopolous from speaking at UC Berkeley in February.
They were also present in Charlottesville on Saturday, where they physically clashed with white supremacists.
Radical leftist groups began promoting the idea of continuing to meet their enemies in the street and countering the violence seen by white supremacists in Charlottesville.
A "revolutionary" organization known as Crimethinc released a flier that said unless people "chase out these bigots every time white supremacists, or members of the 'alt-right' try to organize," the white supremacists will "kill more people."
“Charlottesville is just the beginning. If the 'alt-right' can get away with murder there, none of us will be safe. We have to stand up to white supremacists, we have to shut down and chase out these bigots every time they try to organize, or else they will kill more people," the flier stated.
The flier continued, saying the police won't defend them against the 'alt-right,' and they "murder over a thousand people a year in this country." It also accuses police of infiltrating and attacking members when they "stand up against alt-right terror." The flier added that "we must organize and defend ourselves."
The Revolutionary Abolition Movement also posted a statement on the popular Antifa website "It's Going Down" that encouraged more people to engage with with their opposition in the streets:
Our goal is to destroy white supremacist society at its very root. Every facet of the prevailing American order, from the millions of prisoners shoved onto plantations, to the street-side executions by police, to the withholding of basic needs from those who most need them, must be effaced from the new world that we must and will construct together.
To counter the systemic violence of a dying empire, to lay the foundations of a new and different organization of life, it is essential for each and every one of us to fight for liberation and collectively defend our communities with the same intensity that we offensively attack the enemy. As we continue our struggle against fascism and towards revolution, it is necessary for us to see ourselves in all those around the world currently engaging in this war as well: from the barricades in France to the battlefields in Rojava, wherever fascism rears its head, the Partisan tradition demands that we bury it in an unmarked grave.
Antifa is known not only to advocate violence, but to call for greater violence. After losing the "Battle for Berkeley" because of an Antifa member not taking the wind into account before throwing a smoke grenade, talk began circulating in online groups about combat training. The suggested training involved martial arts, as well as weapons training, including firearms.
In June, Antifa members started a gym that taught members to fight “white supremacy” and combat “hetero-normative, masculine gym culture."
(H/T: Daily Caller)