A History of Antifa and Alt-Left Violence: January – August 2017 (Videos and Pictures)

Hordes of Alt-Left protesters have become increasingly violent over the past year, vandalizing and burning property, and attacking those they perceive to be “fascists.”

Members of Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” share an vague ideology which loosely borrows ideas from a multitude of seemingly-contradictory ideologies, including Marxism, and anarchism.

In the first eight months of 2017, Antifa has rioted in dozens of cities across the United States, leaving a trail of burning rubble and broken people in their wake.

The following is a timeline of Antifa violence from January through August of this year, and it should be noted not every act of violence or protest is included, as we would have to write several articles on it (Bottom of article has a compendium of most):

January 20

On Inauguration Day, Antifa members rioted in downtown D.C., leading to the arrest of at least 217 people, according to CNN.

… black-clad “antifascist” protesters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hammered out the windows of a limousine and eventually launched rocks at a phalanx of police lined up in an eastbound crosswalk.

Six police officers had been injured in the riots.

CNN reports that protests in New York, Portland, and Seattle also turned violent:

In New York, nine people were arrested for disorderly conduct, according to the New York Police Department. Authorities said five people were arrested at a protest in Dallas, six in Chicago.

In Portland, Oregon, protesters were armed with clubs, sticks and throwing unknown liquid at officers, according to the Portland Police Department. Six people were arrested in Portland Friday, Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson tells CNN.

In Seattle, people threw bricks and other items at officers during a demonstration on the the University of Washington campus, city police said.

In Washington D.C., a limousine was vandalized and set on fire. The chauffeur limo belonged to, coincidentally enough, a Muslim immigrant, Muhammad Ashraf:

Related:Complete Alt-Left Group Guide: Get To Know America’s Violent Domestic Terrorists

February 1

Prior to a planned speech by Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California at Berkeley, Antifa members and a coalition of “Black Bloc” rioters devastated the campus, causing approximately $100,000 in damages, according to CNN.

Black-clad protesters wearing masks threw commercial-grade fireworks and rocks at police. Some even hurled Molotov cocktails that ignited fires. They also smashed windows of the student union center on the Berkeley campus where the Yiannopoulos event was to be held. At least six people were injured.

… The violent protesters tore down metal barriers, set fires near the campus bookstore and damaged the construction site of a new dorm. One woman wearing a red Trump hat was pepper sprayed in the face while being interviewed by CNN affiliate KGO.

March 4

In Berkeley, California, a pro-Trump march was violently disrupted by Antifa rioters. According to The Washington Post:

A planned “March 4 Trump” demonstration held at the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park — several blocks from the University of California at Berkeley campus — escalated after fights broke out between those who had shown up for the event and counter-protesters. …

Other items, such as bricks and baseball bats, were confiscated as well.

The Los Angeles Times writes: “Berkeley Police Officer Byron White said 10 arrests were made: one for resisting arrest, four for assault with a deadly weapon, including a dagger, and five for battery. About seven medical evaluations were made on the scene. None of the injured wanted to be taken to the hospital.”

April 15

A Pro-Trump demonstration in Berkeley, California, was disrupted when black-clad protesters showed up.

According to CBS News:

Police in Berkeley, California, say 13 people have been arrested and knives and makeshift weapons confiscated after violence erupted at a park where factions that support and oppose President Trump gathered for Tax Day rallies. …

Officials say officers have confiscated knives, flagpoles, helmets and sticks with signs on them, things that were being used as weapons.

May 1

A May Day rally in Portland, Oregon, descended into chaos when the “anti-fascists” showed up, attacking police officers and setting fires.

NPR reports:

“Various fires were set in the street and in garbage cans, a police car was spray-painted and vandalized, and there were attempts to set at least one business on fire,” according to Portland Police. “Numerous projectiles were thrown at or launched at police and firefighters including rocks, bottles, ball bearings, fireworks, smoke bombs, and road flares.”

25 arrests were made. NPR adds that Portland wasn’t the only city in the pacific north west marked by violence on May 1:

Police in Olympia, Wash., say they were confronted with a “mob” of masked and violent protesters who threw rocks and used slingshots to target officers. The situation settled down after officers used “crowd dispersal devices” and arrested several people.

August 22
President Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Antifa crashes it outside, and stages ‘protests.’

August 27

In the wake of the rally in Charlottesville in which white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters, Antifa has upped their game.

On Sunday, members of Antifa “barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park,” writes Kyle Swenson of The Washington Post.

Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray-wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed, “Fascist go home!”

The Associated Press reports: “Six people suffered injuries, including two who were hospitalized, and one officer was injured while making an arrest and several others were hit with paint. … There were 13 arrests on various charges including, assault with a deadly weapon.”

Related: WATCH: Antifa Berkeley Protest Chant: “No Trump, No Wall, No USA at All!”COMPLETE LAWLESSNESS: Berkeley Police Allowed Antifa to Jump Barricades, Assault Trump Supporters

The anti-Marxist rally in Berkeley was organized by Amber Cummings, a transsexual supporter of Trump. Citing the potential for violence, she canceled the event but said she would show up on her own. She was not seen there, though Gibson vowed to come and when he did anarchists set upon him.

They pepper-sprayed him and chased him as he backed away with his hands held in the air. Gibson rushed behind a line of police wearing riot gear, who set off a smoke bomb to drive away the attackers.

Separately, groups of hooded, black-clad protesters attacked at least four other men in or near the park, kicking and punching them until the assaults were stopped by police. The assaults were witnessed by an Associated Press reporter.

Interestingly, AP adds that “Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said officers were told not to actively confront the anarchists. He applauded officers’ restraint, saying it forestalled greater violence.”

Conclusion

This is by no means a complete list of Antifa-related violence. Milder skirmishes have taken place intermittently between the more large-scale events listed above. As the tactics of Antifa are praised by mainstream progressives, their demonstrations will likely become more aggressive. It should also be noted often times Antifa is synonymous with other similar Alt-Left groups. For that please see the below list.

Compendium of Alt-Left Violence and Information (In no particular order):

Complete Alt-Left Group Guide: Get To Know America’s Violent Domestic Terrorists

White Antifa protester sucker punches black man in Phoenix — check out the sign he’s holding

Video: Man Asks Antifa Why They’re Protesting. They’re Dumb And Violent As You’d Expect. Hilarious.

VIDEO: Antifa Member Gets Nailed In BALLS By Tear Gas Canister

Antifa Ruthlessly Stabs Man for Having ‘Neo-Nazi Haircut’

CNN Changes Headline After Claiming that Antifa Seeks ‘Peace Through Violence’ And Writing Fluff Piece

SHOCKING VIDEO ANTIFA Attacks Jail House And Burn American Flag To Raise Their Own

CNN Normalizes Violent Alt-Left Antifa: Leftists ‘Seek Peace Through Violence’

Antifa defaces, tries toppling what they think is a Confederate statue—except it’s a Peace Monument

Antifa crashes Heather Heyer’s funeral armed with bats and purple shields

In The Aftermath Of Charlottesville, Antifa Goes Mainstream In New Haven

Liberal Media Silent Over Antifa Attack on Female Reporter in Charlottesville (Video)

WATCH: Video Shows Violence From Antifa In Charlottesville, MSM Silent

Governor McAuliffe in Charlottesville ‘No Place in America’ for Alt-Right, Refuses to disavow AntiFa

Video: Jesse Waters Trolled – “Antifa” Claims Police Horse Stabbed At Anti-Sharia Rally Was A Racist Trump Supporter

Revealed: The Plan Antifa Has To Get Liberals To Embrace And Become More Violent

Antifa Thugs Gets BEAT DOWN In Portland Oregon

Antifa is stepping up their game! Here is what they are doing now to combat ‘increasingly violent’ Trump America

Antifa is Reportedly Planning to Desecrate Graves and Burn Flags at Gettysburg on July 1

Antifa protesting has morphed into disgusting childish acts: read police chief’s account of ‘feces’ mayhem

Antifa website promoting violence towards Trump supporters, attempts to justify violence

Sanders Outright Denies Claims Of Leftist Violence – ANTIFA? Riots? Scalise Shooter? Universities?

Antifa Member Stabs Police Horse in Neck at Pennsylvania Demonstration

ANTIFA college professor jailed for using bike lock to viciously attack Trump supporter

What is ‘Antifa’? And why is the liberal media so reluctant to cover it?

ANTIFA Members Want Combat Training, and Gun Training

Watch: Reporter assaulted as Antifa clashes with the right during anti-war rally

Leftist Beats Who He Thinks Is A Trump Supporter To Find Out This

Alt-Left at Trump’s Phoenix rally used gas canisters, bottles and more to assault POLICE

Alt-Left Seeking Regime Change As They Plan Nationwide Protests In The Style Of Occupy Wall Street

Rooting Against America: Alt-Left’s Plan To Make America’s Leaders Lose ‘International Legitimacy’

PROOF Trump Is 100% Right That Both Sides Are To Blame

BOMBSHELL Report Suggests Charlottesville Was A SETUP And Here’s How

SHOCKING VIDEO Afghanistan Veteran In Boston Get This Chanted In His Face

Boston Free Speech Rally Disbanded After Thousands of Leftist Counter-Protesters Drown Out Conservatives

Vermont Man Ruthlessly Stabbed by Alt-Left for Not Condemning Nazis Hard Enough

President Trump Called Out Leftist Violence – Here Is A Roundup Of Liberal Meltdown Reactions

Alt-Left Now Calling For Expanded Tactics, Violence In Response To Charlottesville

Black Lives Matter Wastes No Time Trying to Exploit Charlottesville Violence for Fundraising

EPIC VIDEO: Black Activists Beg President Trump to “Make Chicago Great Again” – Save People From LIBERAL Mayhem

Berkeley Students Actually Arrested For “F**K White People” And “Kill Cops” Graffiti

A Collection of Media Lies That Radicalized the Violent Left into Bloodshed

Liberal goons beat up man at anti-Shariah rally, was even beaten with ‘Queers for Muslims’ sign.

Berkeley flip-flop: Are universities complicit in muzzling free speech?

Sources too many to list. Idea from Dailywire. Sources linked above and throughout article.