I recently wrote about the dangerous calls to treat protesters as “domestic terrorists.” Most these calls focused on the neo-Nazis but the recent move by German authorities against Antifa shows that groups on the left can also be targeted by such actions. The Antifa website has been barred due to the violent role played by their members at the G20 summit in Hamburg. The Interior Ministry accused Antifa of seeking to “legitimize violence against police officers. which he described as an “expression of an attitude that tramples human dignity.”
Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière suggested that this would not be the last such measure taken against left-wing radicalism, the New York Times reported.
Antifa and other violent protesters at the G20 caused around 476 police officers injuries.