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White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter

Next up: Antifa poses as “boogaloos”?

I am frequently asked by “extremists” of all kinds why I don’t reflexively take “their side” in whatever dumbass cause they’re promoting (“Get off the fence, man!”). The answer is because none of them would create a better society than the one we have now, and many if not most would create a worse society. I’m willing to tolerate them as long as they’re contained within their own enclaves but that’s as far as it goes.

By Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny and Emmanuelle Saliba

NBC News

A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the account violated the company’s platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts. Twitter suspended the account after a tweet that incited violence.

As protests were taking place in multiple states across the U.S. Sunday night, the newly created account, @ANTIFA_US, tweeted, “Tonight’s the night, Comrades,” with a brown raised fist emoji and “Tonight we say ‘F— The City’ and we move into the residential areas… the white hoods…. and we take what’s ours …”

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