Who is Antifa?

May 2019
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Found this article that was recently published from the liberal voice. Very good explanation. They are not someone to condone it appears.

In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, Germany saw a rise in National-Socialists which were led by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP).
After losing the first world war, the German economy was non-existing.
People were starving, and inflation went through the roof.
Many in Europe blamed the Jews, and the NSDAP was the only party that was extremely outspoken about it.
Even though many Germans would blame the Jews for their problems, they were afraid to speak their mind.
Trust in politics was at an all time low, and the people were looking at radicals for solutions.
The Communist Party of Germany (KPD) was a major political faction in Germany which was founded in the aftermath of WW1.
The party believed in radical Leninism and later on Stalinism.
In 1924, several pro-Communist paramilitary groups existed, you had the Red Front Fighters League, the Black-Red-Gold and the Fighting-Alliance against Fascism.
These groups were notorious for beating up anyone that would speak against them, and their targets would often be Jews, LGBTQ+, Conservatives, and pro-Fascists.
In May 1929, the Red Front Fighters League were banned and deemed a domestic terrorist organization by the German state, after 33 people were killed in the confrontations between police and protestors.
Many pro-Communist groups would be banned and deemed domestic terrorist groups due to their willingness to bomb and kill anyone who stands in their way.
While the NSDAP used enforcers known as “brown shirts” to attack people that were suspected Jews, Soviet sympathizers and liberals.
The KPD had their own enforcers called the Antifaschistische Aktion (Afa/Antifa), which were tasked with attacking suspected Jews, Nazi sympathizers, liberals and conservatives.
Antifa was a combination of outlawed Communist groups like the Red Front Fighters League.
More of the article is at
What Is Antifa? - Antifa Explained