Members of the far-left antifa movement are planning to converge near the U.S.-Mexico border in September to protest conditions at migrant detention facilities.
And what they reportedly aim to do in El Paso, Texas, is concerning, to say the least.
“Antifa is leading a ‘Border Resistance’ militancy training tour that will converge on a 10-day siege in El Paso, TX,” Quillette editor Andy Ngo tweeted Monday. “The promotional image shows border enforcement officers being killed & government property fired bombed. Organizers asking for ‘white comrades’ to pay for others.”
Antifa is leading a “Border Resistance” militancy training tour that will converge on a 10-day siege in El Paso, TX. The promotional image shows border enforcement officers being killed & government property fired bombed. Organizers asking for “white comrades” to pay for others. pic.twitter.com/zwG7iMLMZT
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 29, 2019
One of the promotional images does indeed show a Border Patrol vehicle being set on fire, as well as a Molotov cocktail flying through the air.
Several people are wielding bows and arrows, and at least one Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer is on the ground after being hit with arrows.
The subtext is all too clear, particularly from a movement that has been linked to violence many times in the past. Ngo himself was brutally assaulted by antifa protesters last month in Portland, Oregon, and a self-proclaimed antifa activist showed up to a detention center in Washington state earlier in July with a rifle and improvised explosive devices.
After that activist was killed by police, antifa’s Seattle faction posted a call to action for others to follow in his footsteps, labeling its “comrade” a “martyr” and urging a call for “direct action.”
The antifa event in El Paso, which will last Sept. 1-10, is officially called a “Border Resistance Convergence,” according to the event’s website.
“Local and national organizers are working together to build 10 days of trainings and direct actions for the Border Resistance Convergence in El Paso, TX — September 1-10th,” the site says.
“We are calling on affinity groups everywhere to come together and help us address US-funded genocide and local concentration camps.”
Now, it’s not clear what those “trainings and direct actions” will entail. But considering antifa’s history of violence, as well as the promotional image seen in Ngo’s tweet, it can’t be anything good.
And true to form, antifa is asking it’s white members to fund this event.
“There are two locations that can house around 20 people each for the time span of the convergence. There are also local organizers who will be opening their houses. These spaces will be used to host QTPOC folks that are traveling to El Paso,” the website says.
“We are very much relying on white comrades to donate money and throw down on renting temporary spaces for our more vulnerable friends as camping can affect us all in different ways.”
The above lines would be laughable if antifa hadn’t proven time and again that it’s a dangerous and violent organization.
Remind me again why people like CNN’s Chris Cuomo are defending antifa?