Headline RoundupJune 1st, 2020

Trump Says Antifa Will Be Designated a Terrorist Organization

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the far-left anarchist movement known as Antifa would be designated a terrorist organization amidst nearly a week of protests, looting, violence and riots throughout the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. Attorney General William Barr echoed the sentiment in a statement shortly after the tweet. Many on the left questioned Trump's authority to categorize the group as domestic terrorists, while arguing that Antifa is not an organization because it does not have a leader or centralized structure, and that there is no domestic terrorism law. Meanwhile, some on the right emphasized that Antifa has networks and cells across the U.S. and in Western Europe who radicalize and train activists to carry out organized violence.

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