A left-wing American political movement was condemned for carrying out violent, criminal acts around the world on Oct. 31.
Slovenia declared Antifa is an “international terrorist organization” after activists allegedly plunged France into violence at the weekend.
The Central European country, which the previous U.S. first lady was born in, described the group as dangerous and financially backed by those who profit from civil unrest.
“Antifa is a global terrorist organization, supported by the capital of financial speculators who forge profits at the expense of the chaos caused by operation Antifa,” Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Twitter.
The remarks came after journalist Andy Ngo posted a video of one Antifa supporter repeatedly ramming a French police car with a shopping cart. He revealed protesters were trying to stop a conservative event organized by presidential candidate Eric Zemmour.
Local newspaper Le Figaro reported about 600 demonstrators gathered in Nantes to oppose Zemmour. Some of them demanded the candidate dies.
Nantes, France: Earlier today, hundreds of violent antifa rioted to try and stop an event by conservative author & public intellectual @ZemmourEric. Zemmour, who hosted a television news commentary show, has been dubbed the French Tucker Carlson. pic.twitter.com/hbu0uaYNoo— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 30, 2021
Zemmour was unimpressed by what he considers to be left-wing extremism.
“We know who [the late Soviet Union dictator] Joseph Stalin was [and] we know the hundreds of thousands of deaths he caused,” he said according to the publication. “These people are just his distant descendants.”
Donald Trump previously urged former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate Antifa as a terrorist group before his first term of presidency ended.
This prompted former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to warn violence “instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups, in connection with the unrest, is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
Antifa supporters previously joined Black Lives Matter activists for at least one daily demonstration of violence and destruction in 2020.
The FBI partly blames Antifa for escalating violence, following the death-in-custody of Minnesotan George Floyd.