Antifa-Related Twitter Accounts Suspended After Inauguration Day Riots
Several Antifa Twitter accounts were suspended as a result of riots held by the far-left anarcho-communist group during inauguration day.
The sum of all the accounts would add up to about 70,000 followers. Some of the earliest accounts were started in 2012.
One of the most prominent accounts that were suspended was “The Base.”
Another of the group’s accounts complained about the suspensions.
“Our comrades w The Base (@TheBasebk), an anarchist social center in Brooklyn, NY of 9 years now took this Twitter thing seriously,” Antifa Sacramento wrote. “Reaching a platform of 17k followers they pushed a very specific line where politics were never blurred. Today, Twitter took their account down, and now theres a void.”
Independent journalist Andy Ngô was the first to report the suspensions.
Breaking: @Twitter has suspended several prominent #antifa accounts. @TheBaseBK is one of them. The Base is an extremist bookstore in Brooklyn, NY that has been used as an antifa training center. pic.twitter.com/CeCIhzpJBQ— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021
“The Base” is a radical bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, where it would indoctrinate people systematically.
Antifa activists, who have been fiercely opposed to President Donald Trump and conservatives over the past few years and have been praised by some Democrats, vandalized buildings and skirmished with police on Jan. 20 in opposition to the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Some of them were holding signs reading “We are ungovernable.”
Antifa members also broke windows and the glass door at the Democratic Party of Oregon business office, spray-painting an anarchist symbol over the party sign, video posted on social media showed. Some of them tipped over garbage containers and lit them on fire, according to reports.
“We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres,” read a banner they marched under, while others carried a banner saying, “We are not governable,” which was dotted with anarchy symbols.
Portland Police confronted a crowd that gathered outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building near downtown, with some in the crowd later burning an American flag in the street.
Police have arrested a man in the 1900 block of Pike Place for investigation of burglary and for the property damage seen in these photos. pic.twitter.com/l2HnB4Tvp5— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 21, 2021
In Seattle, Antifa activists marched into the iconic Pike Place Market to smash up property, with video from the scene showing broken windows in a Starbucks. A group of black-clad rioters marched along the street, kicking over garbage containers, carrying a tattered American flag with the anarchy sign spray-painted on it.
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