Antifa (short for “anti-fascist”) is a highly decentralized, oppositional social movement. It encompasses many autonomous groups, networks and individuals. What binds them together is a rejection of fascism (Links to an external site.) and fascist ideas, including white supremacy. Antifa is not a homogeneous entity, and has no identifiable command structure, leadership apparatus or radicalized membership. However, it is important to note that not all Antifa members are essentially anti-violence.
After quite a few clashes between right-wing and left-wing protesters, former US Attorney General William Barr claimed the left-wing movement Antifa was engaged in domestic terrorism and “will be treated accordingly (Links to an external site.).” Former President Trump also vowed (Links to an external site.) to deem Antifa a terrorist organization.