Trump: US Will Label Antifa As “Terrorist Organization”

The Independent reports:

The Trump administration will move to designate the loose association of militant left-wing, anti-fascist demonstrators commonly known as “Antifa” as a terrorist organisation, the president has announced in a tweet.

“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Mr Trump wrote amid a series of tweets on Sunday blaming violent outbursts and rioting at police brutality protests over the weekend on the group and other “Radical Left” elements.

The Secretary of State is in charge of naming foreign terrorist organisations, a designation that unlocks a host of policy decisions and actions to curtail a group’s operations.