Antifa is defined by many as a set of tactics and practices rooted in militant left-wing and anarchist politics. As Antifa NYC told The Nation, "Anti-fascism does not tolerate fascism—it would give it no platform for debate."
“Antifa combines radical left-wing and anarchist politics, revulsion at racists, sexists, homophobes, anti-Semites, and Islamophobes, with the international anti-fascist culture of taking the streets and physically confronting the brownshirts of white supremacy, whoever they may be.”
Others say Antifa advocates for brutality against people they disagree with, and tries to intimidate their opponents with threats of violence to forward their political agenda. Terrorist much?
A Change.org petition to have Antifa declared a terrorist organization has received more than 80,000 signatures.