Correction: While multiple pro Antifa groups have promoted the event, there is no clear evidence to say that Antifa will be involved or planning the event. The story has been updated and clarified the language used.
A far – left group called for gathering in El Paso, Texas to push “Border Resistance” in an attempt to raise awareness of alleged abuses at the U.S.-Mexico border.
But according to journalist Andy Ngo, saying on a tweet on Monday, July 29, that “Antifa is leading a ‘Border Resistance’ militancy training tour that will converge on a 10-day siege in El Paso, TX.”
Antifa is leading a “Border Resistance” militancy training tour that will converge on a 10-day siege in El Paso, TX. The promotional image shows border enforcement officers being killed & government property fired bombed. Organizers asking for “white comrades” to pay for others. pic.twitter.com/zwG7iMLMZT
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) July 29, 2019
However, a spokesperson for one of the organizers for the event denied Andy Ngo’s description, the spokesperson told Lead Stories.
“We have no affiliation with Antifa. We are not offering militancy training. We are having educational workshops about what is happening on the border and how to work better inside of communities. It’s not militancy training in any way.”
Andy Ngo was violently attacked by Antifa members while covering a demonstration last month.
El Paso, Texas is an area heavily used by immigrants trying to cross illegally into the United States and for this reason the detention facilities in the area are always almost overwhelmed, according to the Daily Caller.
President Donald Trump harshly criticized the far-left violent Antifa group and warned, on July 27, that it could be declared a terrorist organization, an initiative that many citizens support.
“These are sick, bad people. These are bad people,” he told the crowd who came to hear the president’s speech, which is available on NBC News’ Youtube channel.
“Antifa is a paramilitary group composed of extremists, violent anarchists, and communists who are provoking agitation to create a political revolution,” Andy Ngo said in an interview for the Wall Street Journal.