Nigel Farage blames ‘Antifa’ for US protests, saying they’re the ‘real fascists’

Sanjana Varghese
Monday 01 June 2020 07:30
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After several days of unrest in the US, Nigel Farage has tweeted exactly what he thinks about it.

Protests started in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, last week. Since then, they’ve spread around the USA, and elsewhere – including protests in London, Denmark and other parts of the world.

Over the weekend, Donald Trump inevitably tweeted about the incident, saying that he would designate "antifa" – which is not an organisation – as terrorists, presumably in response to the protests of the last few days.

Nigel Farage, the ex-MEP and Brexiteer best known for various anti-immigration stunts, also weighed in over the weekend.

He tweeted that Antifa were the real fascists, and that they were exploiting a "tragic death".

Despite the fact that one of Farage’s favorite things to talk about is the British Armed Forces, particularly during the Second World War, he has long since had a problem with "Antifa".

He had previously tweeted that "Antifa are the real fascists" along with footage from a protest in 2018.

He’s also blamed Antifa for the trend of milkshaking – where protesters threw milkshakes specifically at him as he visited various British cities – although those actions seemed to be non-affiliated to any organisation, and more based around what drink was closest at the time.

Antifa is a far-left movement which rose to priminence after Donald Trump's election in 2016. It is largely considered to be a non-violent movement.

People quickly pointed out the absurd nature of his argument.

And how offensive it actually is.

Shocking.

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