Members of Antifa attacked Yellow Vest protestors in Hamilton on Monday, in the latest example of violence from the far-left militia.
Yellow Vest demonstrators were rallying outside of Hamilton City Hall when a group of masked individuals attacked them. The altercation was caught on video.
The video, posted to Twitter by Toronto-based Breitbart reporter Chris Tomlinson, shows two men being attacked by individuals wearing Antifa’s infamous black hoods and red face coverings.
One of the victims, wearing a yellow vest, was violently pushed onto the concrete.
A 25-year-old has been charged with assault. RCMP allege the man attacked a Yellow Vest demonstrator with a piece of wood.
This isn’t the first time Antifa has physically assaulted other protesters. Antifa members has waged attacks across the country, but remarkable, they’re often defended in the mainstream media.
The CBC, for instance, once hosted a friendly interview with an Antifa leader, who used the radio show as a platform to promote violence against conservatives.
While leftist politicians fret about “right-wing extremism” in Canada, the threat of Antifa is often overlooked.
Antifa, shorthand for “anti-fascists” — an ironic self-proclaimed moniker, is a loose coalition of militant far-left groups. Originally from Germany, the group has since expanded worldwide.
In recent years, violence by Antifa and other leftist groups has become more widespread and more aggressive.
In December 2018, Antifa clashed with groups protesting the United Nations’ Global Compact for Migration in Ottawa.
A video posted to Youtube shows a group of masked men identified as Antifa members charging at anti-Migration Compact demonstrators.
Rather than participating in thoughtful dialogue and debate, Antifa is known for physically confronting and attacking people with whom they disagree.
In May of 2018, former Toronto Mayor candidate and controversial independent journalist Faith Goldy was attacked by a group of protesters while reporting on illegal border crossings at Roxham Road, Quebec.
The video clearly shows Goldy and a male colleague trying to escape the angry mob, while getting punched and tripped by Antifa activists. At one point the man accompanying Goldy was pushed to the ground.
Like most attacks instigated by Antifa, the mainstream media gave little attention to the attack on Goldy.
In the U.S., the story is a little different. Even prominent Democrats like Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi have unequivocally condemned Antifa for its violence.
No similar condemnation has ever been made by officials in the Liberal and New Democrat Parties in Canada.
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security formally classified Antifa’s activities as “domestic terrorist violence.”