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Trump Ads With Nazi Symbol Are Taken Down by Facebook

Triangle was used to identify political prisoners in concentration camps

(Newser) - Facebook has taken down campaign ads for President Trump that a spokesman said violated "our policy against organized hate." The ads were an attack on "far-left mobs," including antifa, and featured an inverted red triangle—used by the Nazis in the 1930s to label political inmates... More »

Cops: Guy Thought Salesmen Were Antifa, Held Them at Gunpoint

Colorado man faces felony charges

(Newser) - Authorities have arrested a Colorado man they say held at gunpoint two roofing-company salesmen who had been knocking on doors in his neighborhood, the AP reports. Both were wearing blue polo shirts with a local roofing company logo when Scott Gudmundsen forced them to the ground on Thursday, police told... More »

'Oh Lord': How GOP Senators Responded to Trump Tweet

Many Republicans simply say they haven't seen it, continue on their way

(Newser) - What do Republicans think of President Trump's most controversial tweets? Conveniently enough, they apparently haven't read them. The New York Times reports that journalists printed out copies of the most recent example— Trump's suggestion that the man pushed to the ground by police in Buffalo was actually... More »

Trump Suggests 'Set Up' Involving Buffalo Protester

President implies, sans evidence, Martin Gugino is antifa actor who faked fall; Gugino is still in hospital

(Newser) - President Trump is pushing a conspiracy theory that claims the elderly Buffalo protester who remains in the hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by two police officers faked his fall. "Could be an ANTIFA provocateur," Trump wrote in a Tuesday tweet . Trump, offering no evidence, said 75-year-old Martin... More »

Ominous Tweet Tied to White Nationalists, Not Antifa

Twitter suspends account that posted message hinting of more violence to come

(Newser) - As if tensions weren't high enough with the George Floyd protests taking place across America, an ominous message circulated Sunday night that seemed to hint at more violence to come—and it appeared to be linked to antifa . "Tonight's the night, Comrades," the @ANTIFA_US account said... More »

Another High-Profile Republican Hit With Twitter Flag

Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested 'hunting down' antifa

(Newser) - Twitter slapped a warning label on a tweet from another high-profile Republican on Monday. This time it was Rep. Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida whom Politico refers to as "one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies." After Trump said the US would declare antifa a terrorist... More »

Officials: Extremist Groups Are Infiltrating Protests

Trump threatens to declare antifa a terrorist organization, though it's not clear he can

(Newser) - As officials warned that extremist groups may have infiltrated the protests over George Floyd's death , President Trump on Sunday asserted that the US would declare antifa a terrorist group. "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," he tweeted , after days of... More »

FBI Takes Guns From 'Unhinged' Ex-Marine

Shane Kohfield said he might have to 'slaughter' antifa members

(Newser) - Publicly threatening mass murder tends to get people's attention—and Shane Kohfield learned his actions were no exception. The FBI used Oregon's new "red flag" law to take guns from the ex-Marine after he stood outside the Portland mayor's house in July with a megaphone saying... More »

Cops Arrest 13, Seize Weapons at Portland Rally

Far-right protesters and anti-fascists swarmed the city

(Newser) - Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray, and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, the AP reports. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. The city's mayor said the... More »

Proud Boys Rally Runs Into Antifa

This time, no one was injured

(Newser) - A Proud Boys rally attracted enough supporters and counter-protesters Saturday to make things interesting for police in Washington, DC, USA Today reports. The self-described "chauvinistic men's" group assembled a crew of about 250 but was outnumbered by liberal opponents, including roughly 50 black-clad antifa members wearing helmets. The... More »

Assault on Right-Wing Writer Calls Attention to Antifa

Andy Ngo ended up in the ER after being roughed up during protest

(Newser) - Portland had a volatile weekend , one that police have officially termed a civil disturbance, though not a riot, reports the Oregonian . In all, three people were arrested and three were hospitalized in clashes between " antifa ," or anti-fascist demonstrators, and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys . But the... More »

Portland Protests Hit With 'Concrete Milkshakes'

Police bust 3 in competing demonstrations between antifa and Proud Boys

(Newser) - Competing demonstrations spilled into the streets of downtown Portland on Saturday, reports the AP , with fights breaking out as marchers clashed. At least three groups had rallies or demonstrations at different sites in the city, including members of the so-called Proud Boys and anti-fascist groups that include "antifa,"... More »

Charlottesville Suspect's Legal Team Hints at Self-Defense

Jury selection underway in trial of James Fields

(Newser) - It looks like the man accused of deliberately ramming his car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville will try to sway jurors with a self-defense strategy. Lawyers for James Fields suggested as much Monday as jury selection got underway in the closely watched murder trial in Virginia, reports C-ville ... More »

Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright

Smash Racism, DC, turned up at Fox host's home Wednesday

(Newser) - Current and former Fox News personalities are blasting what they say was a terrifying display at the Washington, DC, home of Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. Carlson wasn't home but says his wife called police and locked herself in a pantry when protesters from a group called Smash Racism, DC,... More »

NYPD Makes First 'Proud Boys' Arrest

Geoffrey Young, 38, charged with rioting, attempted assault

(Newser) - The NYPD remains on the lookout for 11 people involved in a Oct. 12 clash between members of the "Proud Boys" far-right group and others now identified as "antifa" members, but has made one arrest. Geoffrey Young was taken into custody at his home in New City, NY,... More »

Patriot Prayer, Antifa Rumble in Portland

4 arrested in Oregon amid scuffles between protesters, counter-protesters

(Newser) - The Portland Police Bureau says four people were arrested during rowdy protests between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists. The bureau says in a statement that officers also seized "multiple weapons throughout the day," reports the AP . The rally was organized by Joey Gibson, leader of right-wing leaning group... More »

At Patriot Prayer March in Portland, Cops Declare Riot

After reports of assaults between group, antifa, march permit is revoked

(Newser) - Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot and ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday that some arrests were made at the downtown protest, reports the AP . The problems occurred as two opposing protest groups—Patriot... More »

Man Wearing Swastika Gets Knocked Out in Seattle

Witnesses say he was harassing people downtown

(Newser) - A man wearing a swastika armband was knocked out cold on the streets of Seattle Sunday after reportedly instigating fights in the city's downtown area. Police say they were on the scene within minutes of the fights being reported, but arrived to find the man already unconscious on the... More »

Pelosi One of First Top Democrats to Blast Antifa

Protesters' violence deserves 'unequivocal condemnation'

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi managed a rare feat this week: She pleased right-wing sites including Breitbart and the Washington Times . How so? The House minority leader condemned "antifa" protesters who turned violent at a weekend protest in Berkeley . "Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public,... More »

Black Journalist Who Protected Alt-Right Protester Has No Regrets

'It doesn't matter if he doesn't see my humanity ... I see his'

(Newser) - When journalist Al Letson saw a suspected alt-right protester being beaten by "antifa" supporters in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday , he didn't stop to consider what the fallen man might think of him. Letson, who is black, simply wanted to save him. Running into the crowd, Letson jumped on... More »

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