While Hong Kong protesters are "actually fighting fascists", Rep. Dan Crenshaw said American "antifascists", or ANTIFA, demand only violence.
Demonstrators held American flags and sang the U.S. national anthem during protests in Hong Kong that took place about one week ago. On Sunday, 1.7 million pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong took to the streets for a peaceful protest. The protests show no signs of stopping, now in their 11th consecutive week, rallying against an extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to China for trial.
In Hong Kong, antifascists wave American flags, demand freedom and actually fight fascists.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 17, 2019
In Portland, “antifascists” burn American flags, demand violence in the name of socialism.
Portland is a sad showing of where we are today. All around.
Also yes obviously buy Greenland
Meanwhile, back in America, violence between the Proud Boys and Antifa escalated throughout the day in Portland, Oregon. Many attacks have been recorded on video. While there appears to be lots of violence and confusion, it appears as though Antifa were mostly the aggressors. A total of thirteen arrests and six injuries have been reported so far.
Crenshaw’s tweet also came the same day New Mexico Democratic Rep. Debra Haaland referred to Antifa as "peaceful protesters" who are trying to "safeguard their city" during a Saturday interview on CNN.
"It’s not surprising that Trump would side away from the folks who are the peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism. Just not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists," Haaland said. "That’s been his mode of operation since before he was elected president."
Donald Trump has also spoken out about his concern for Antifa and floated the idea of labeling them a terrorist organization in a tweet.
The violence and anger only appears to be worsening. Something has got to give.
Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019