EUGENE, OR – Online chatter that has been ongoing on Twitter throughout February showcases that Antifa-inspired anarchist groups are planning demonstrations for March 6th in Eugene, Oregon – and possibly in other locations as well.
A number of self-proclaimed anti-capitalist/anarchist groups are coordinating “a workshop in radical organization and action,” and “march” on March 6th that is purportedly going to amass at Monroe Park at 3:00 p.m.
Then attendees will “bloc up and march,” at 6:30 p.m. that same evening.
— Eugene Youth Liberation Front (@EugYLF) February 26, 2021
The groups most heavily organizing and/or promoting this March 6th effort are as follows:
- Eugene Youth Liberation Front (Twitter handle @EugYLF) (485 online followers)
- Full Stop Affinity YLF&GAF (Twitter handle @FullAffinity) (507 online followers)
- United Communists and Anarchists of Eugene, Oregon (Twitter handle @ucaEUG) (379 online followers)
- Anarchist Federation (Twitter handle @AnarchistFed) (8K online followers)
And from what journalist Andy Ngo has also found from one of the groups helping organize this “march” (Full Stop Affinity YLF&GAF), is that there’s seemingly zero intent on conducting this endeavor peacefully on March 6th.
One of the #antifa groups (GAF/Youth Liberation Front) organizing a riot for 6 March posted the following tweet clarifying that they want violence. I have written & spoken many times about how far-left groups & accounts organize violence openly on Twitter with impunity. pic.twitter.com/Qd498FBAXM
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) February 27, 2021
Full Stop Affinity YLF&GAF have promoted this planned effort, noting intent to engage in riotous and violent behavior during the evening of the 6th of March. Said group has admitted online to wanting “violence” and “revenge” during their efforts.
Additional online promotion for the gathering at Monroe Park on March 6th, again coming from Full Stop Affinity YLF&GAF, shares imagery of a building on fire with the words “Create & Destroy” superimposed on the image.
Captioned above said image shared by the group are the words, “we will fuck shit up!”
Attendees have been instructed via one of the circulating flyers to, “bloc up” for the 6:30 p.m. “march”.
Said term is in reference to having attendees wear all-black clothing and face coverings in an effort to conceal identities and blend in with amassed crowds so as to conceal possible criminal activity that may occur during the planned effort.
— GreenAnticapitalisMedia🌍 (@FrontGreen) February 25, 2021
While there has been plans specifically mentioned for Monroe Park in Eugene, OR, organized efforts for March the 6th may not only be confined to the Eugene area.
The calls for March 6th organized efforts have been echoed by Green Anti-capitalist Media (Twitter handle @FrontGreen), which is a UK-based anarchist group that creates much of the media (like videos & online flyers) to promote often chaotic demonstrations.
We're calling for an autonomous day of action. A day of creation and destruction. Get organising. Keep it quiet. Keep it serious. Stay safe comrades pic.twitter.com/OKovpL5eHo
— Full Stop Affinity YLF&GAF (@FullAffinity) February 4, 2021
Just about everything comes back to various chapters of YLF – Youth Liberation Front – which appears to have chapters scattered throughout the United States in major cities like Washington, DC, Seattle, Ft. Lauderdale and numerous other cities.
The common theme from these groups are that they boast of being anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, and advocating for “youth liberation” – with many of these YLF factions proclaiming to be “decentralized”.
What if we kissed on the March 6th day of decentralized actions?? 😩🥺😈👉👈
— PNW Youth Liberation Front (@PNWYLF) February 26, 2021
The constant messaging that includes phrases like “decentralized” is by no means coincidental – as by proclaiming the aforementioned, it serves as an effort to create a legal shield from being charged/prosecuted under criminal codes meant to target the likes of organized crime and terrorism.
Essentially, there’s no named “leader” of Antifa – or any of it’s derivative spinoffs – but really just a hodge-podge of social media accounts that serve as large-scale influential vectors when collaboratively sharing unified messaging.
This is why numerous Antifa-inspired social media accounts are parroting calls-to-action on March the 6th in the forms of reposts and retweets on social media.
Hence, what makes the various factions all the more dangerous.
As for the planned demonstrations for March the 6th in Eugene, Oregon, local law enforcement have been made aware of the planned demonstrations slated to organize at Monroe Park.
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In other news related to Antifa-inspired violence and destruction, Judge Merrick Garland – President Biden’s pick for Attorney General – recently proclaimed that actions taken by these sorts of groups aren’t actually terrorism.
Here’s that previous report.
WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden’s pick for Attorney General told the Senate Judiciary Committee that, unlike the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Antifa and other left-wing attacks against federal buildings were not domestic terrorism because those attacks occurred after business hours.
Biden's pick for attorney general, Merrick Garland, says Antifa and BLM violence does not qualify as domestic terrorism but the actions of Trump supporters on January 6 does qualify. Here's why he's wrong.
For full podcast:
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 24, 2021
Judge Merrick Garland was being questioned by Republican Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) during Garland’s confirmation hearing Monday.
Garland said the attacks on federal buildings in places like Portland and Seattle were not “domestic terrorism” because they occurred during hours when business was not in session.
Garland said that unlike the attacks on courthouses by left-wing rioters, the attack on the United States Capitol occurred during business hours and was domestic terrorism.
Sen. Hawley had asked Judge Garland:
“Let me ask you about assaults on federal property in places other than Washington, DC — Portland, for instance, Seattle. Do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal property as acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?”
Merrick Garland actually said if you attack a federal facility at night it doesn't count as domestic terrorism
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 22, 2021
Garland responded that the difference between the Capitol attack and Antifa and other left-wing attacks was time:
“Senator, my own definition, which is about the same as the statutory definition, is the use of violence or threats of violence in an attempt to disrupt the democratic processes.
So an attack on a courthouse, while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases, that plainly is domestic extremism, domestic terrorism.
“An attack simply on a government property at night, or any other kind of circumstances, is a clear crime and a serious one, and should be punished.
I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about. But that’s where I draw the line. One is — both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”
😐 Merrick Garland: Portland Riots May Not Be ‘Domestic Terrorism‘ Because Courthouse Was Closed https://t.co/z54hNyENmD
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) February 23, 2021
One of the attacks referenced by Sen. Hawley was the July 4 siege at the Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon.
The Hatfield Federal Courthouse was attacked around 4 a.m. when Antifa and other left-wing protesters began throwing rocks at the federal building.
The crowd then began firing commercial-grade fireworks at the building.
At the time, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was pleading with the thousands of rioters who had rampaged the city for days to stop.
Wheeler mentioned that there were inmates and employees inside the building endangered by the rioters, despite the attack occurring before normal business hours.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) February 22, 2021
“Groups continue to target the Justice Center, threatening the safety of hundreds of inmates and employees inside.
They continue to hurt small businesses owned by people of color, instill fear in communities of color, and start fires in buildings with people inside, in one specific case, even bolting emergency doors so that they could not escape.
“These attacks undermine public safety in our community, and they harm the very people and businesses we need to be lifting up.
(We are asking) for the public’s support in calling for an end to the nightly violence. Join us in our call for peace. Lives are at stake.”
During rioting throughout the city over the summer, over 200 officers were injured as Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters attacked local and federal police with explosives, lasers, projectiles, and other dangerous weapons and objects.
In August, then-Attorney General William Barr described the courthouse attack:
“Behind the veil of ‘protests,’ highly organized violent operators have carried out direct attacks on federal personnel and property, particularly the federal courthouse in Portland.
Shielded by the crowds, which make it difficult for law enforcement to detect or reach them, violent opportunists in Portland have attacked the courthouse and federal officers with explosives, lasers, projectiles, and other dangerous devices.
“In some cases, purported ‘journalists’ or ‘legal observers’ have provided cover for the violent offenders; in others, individuals wearing supposed press badges have themselves attacked law enforcement or trespassed on federal property.
More than 200 federal officers have been injured in Portland alone.”
Garland Says Antifa Attacks May Not Be Domestic Terrorism Depending On The Time Of Day https://t.co/ge4BAUPC5t
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 23, 2021
Despite the dangers posed to employees and others inside the federal buildings and other police officers injured by attacks from the left-wing rioters, including Black Lives Matter and Antifa; Judge Garland claimed his belief was in line with how federal law defines “domestic terrorism.”
Federal Code Title 18 section 2331 states:
“The term ‘domestic terrorism’ means activities that —
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended — (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”
Contrary to Judge Garland’s position, there is no element or requirement in the statute requiring an attack to occur during business hours to be defined as “domestic terrorism.”
Following questioning by Sen. Hawley, the topic of Portland was returned to by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who asked the judge to clarify his comments:
“Do you promise to defend the Portland courthouse against anarchists?”
Although not considering such an attack as “domestic terrorism,” Judge Garland said he would prosecute anyone who attacked federal property:
“Anyone who attacked a federal building or caused damage to a federal building violates federal statutes, those who do it will be prosecuted.”
Garland is a federal appeals court judge who was nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court by former President Obama in 2016.
The nomination was blocked by Republicans.
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