Anti-fascists vs. right-wingers: Preventing the two from tangling

It takes two to tangle . . .

Is that what U.S. President Donald Trump was trying to say with his controversial statement about the ugly incidents in Charlottesville, Va., last week?

I suspect it was, and that he wasn’t trying to absolve the individual who drove a car into crowds of people.

Whatever the case, it seems Quebec City police were keeping that old maxim in mind today (Sunday, Aug. 20) when they prepared for two demonstrations: one by a far-right group called La Meute protesting against the influx of Haitian migrants from the U.S. crossing illegally into Canada, the other by an anti-fascist group protesting against the far-right group.

In light of what occurred in Charlottesville, few people in Quebec thought Sunday’s rallies would be peaceful if the two groups came face to face. So, the police had the far-right group delay their rally and made them wait in a public garage while the anti-fascist group held its rally.

It proved to be a wise move by the police. The demonstration by the anti-fascist group — hundreds supposedly there to protest against hate and prejudice — turned ugly, with participants committing acts of violence and vandalism. They taunted police officers and threw things at them.

When the anti-fascist group’s demo was over, La Meute — about 200 people — emerged to hold a quiet, peaceful demonstration, and declared victory afterward. They felt they got their point across and claimed they are not racists.

So how is it that the right-wingers were peaceful, and the left-wingers were violent?

And what might have happened if these left-wingers had been able to attack La Meute?

Kudos to the Quebec City police for preventing another Charlottesville by making sure the two sides didn’t have the opportunity to tangle.

— Jillian

Photo: Quebec City. Photo credit: archer10 (Dennis) 88M Views via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

2 thoughts on “Anti-fascists vs. right-wingers: Preventing the two from tangling

  1. Not any fan of President Combover, and especially not of Fascists, but in fact it was the so-called Antifa (“antifascits”) movement that caused the violence in Quebec City, started the violence in Charlottesville, and many other rallies around the world for the past 20+ years. They bill themselves as progressives and anti-repression, but they are the biggest group in the western world trying to block free speech.

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  2. It is ironic that “Antifa” claim to be anti-fascist when they in fact demonstrate the same characteristics of fascism? The violent left wants to forcibly suppress opposition and criticism. They are the real danger. When the far left does not get what it likes in the US, it turns to violence, destruction, and killing. Normal people can stand up to the far right, but fear the far left. While the normal people don’t like what the far right has to say, they don’t have to worry about getting beaten up or killed. the far left will quickly resort to violence. The far left kills police officers, the far right does not.

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