National Lawyers Guild of San Francisco: ‘We are all Antifa’

National Lawyers Guild of San Francisco: ‘We are all Antifa’, by John Sexton.

Leaders of the far left National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in San Francisco have written an opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle titled “We are all Antifa.” The piece not only glosses over violence which took place in Berkley, it seems to endorse future violence.

“Last month, thousands gathered in San Francisco and Berkeley to defeat the hatred of fascism and white supremacy. A united front of labor, clergy, students, socialists, anarchists and others successfully prevented the fascists from holding their rallies…

Despite our victory, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin called for antifa to be classified as a criminal gang. The lesson here is that we cannot depend on the government to meaningfully intervene and prevent the rise of fascism. That is up to us.” …

The reason the mayor was so upset is that black-clad Antifa members were beating people in the streets of his city. Some of those people were on the right (some haven’t been identified) but it’s not clear that any of them were fascists or white supremacists. In fact, some of the victims have explicitly denounced those groups. …

Sorry, but we are not all Antifa. A majority of Americans don’t support or endorse violence and vandalism as political tactics.