A social media page claiming to belong to an Antifa faction in Boston tht bragged about being an "anarcho-communist" group while bashing patriotism has been widely rebuked online.
"Let's get one thing clear. Antifa is an Anarcho-Communist cause. Those on the left who call us "patriots", step the F**K away," the group tweeted Saturday with an image of them burning an American flag.
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The comment came as thousands of protesters gathered in Boston to demonstrate against white supremacism. The day included violence clashes between far-left protesters, such as Antifa, and police.
The group was extremely clear about their views in subsequent tweets.
"No room for capitalists, conservatives, libertarians, "classical liberals" or supporters of the US constitution in our city. #BostonResist," they wrote in one.
"Support we've received from Hillary Democrats has been new but great. Let's keep Nazis at bay together. #BostonFreeSpeech #BostonResist," they wrote in another, which included a video showing the group burning and stomping an American flag.
To no surprise, the group received brutal and swift backlash:
Ah yes, nothing demonstrates being anti-Nazi like burning the flag of the country that defeated the Nazis.— Stephen Henreckson (@sphenreckson) August 20, 2017
Only cowards cover their faces. Also probably the only terrorist organization still on their parents insurance. Laughable— Liquid741 (Shonuff) (@Liquid741)August 20, 2017
.@AntifaBoston Your mommy called. Your wash is done and she made your bed. Cookies and milk in the fridge.— That Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) August 20, 2017
You should read the Black Book of Communism. Or speak to some of my family who lived under it. Communism is as evil as Nazism, as are you.— GoForLiberty (@GoForLiberty) August 20, 2017
"Anarcho-Communist"? Cool word, bro. Good luck with your junior year at Choate.— Archie B. Callahan (@ArchCallahan) August 19, 2017
Only cowards cover their faces. Also probably the only terrorist organization still on their parents insurance. Laughable— Liquid741 (Shonuff) (@Liquid741) August 20, 2017
Anarchy and communism is an oxymoron— motherOFdragons (@desertTukut) August 20, 2017
Mom gonna be pissed if you are late for dinner. Run along masked marauders, run along!— gun4hyr (@gun4hyr) August 19, 2017
What fascism did you fight today? Is free speech fascist?— Nicole (@meowticia) August 19, 2017