UN deletes Tweet supporting ANTIFA thugs after backlash

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on June 22, 2020

Back on June 20 the United Nations on their Twitter account put out a Tweet defending and tacitly supporting the violent communist group ANTIFA.

Within the next 24 hours the intense backlash the UN received led to the Tweet being deleted by the international organization without explanation, or apology.

The Tweet read, “UN #HumanRights expert expresses profound concern over a recent statement by the US-Attorney General describing #ANTIFA and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the right to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly within the country.”

What obviously struck so many as grossly out of touch about the UN’s Tweet was what seemed like an attempt to normalize the actions of ANTIFA and trying to put them under the umbrella of “freedom of expression” when their “peaceful assembly” tends to involve extreme violence, rioting, and harassment.

ANTIFA is well known for also singling out Conservatives and free speech advocates for violent attacks.

It was also large oversight or pure ignorance that made the UN “expert” claim that ANTIFA is equivalent to actual anti-fascist activists, simply because the organization has branded itself anti-fascist too despite the countless video footage of them starting violence and attacking innocent people.

During the 2019 Federal election in Canada even when ANTIFA wasn’t outright committing violence they were still harassing those on the political right, including an elderly couple attending a Maxime Bernier rally who they screamed “nazi scum off our streets” at while blocking her way to the convention centre.

ANTIFA is trying to incite terror through threats or violence whenever they hold marches, protests, or outright start riots in the streets. 

The definition of terrorism is, “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aim” which matches up with the tactics of the radical communist protest organization.

This is the context of why so many found the UN’s Tweet about ANTIFA to be irresponsible and promoting radicalism through its softly supportive language of the group as being like any other protest movement.

Many on Twitter took to calling for the UN to be defunded in response to the seemingly indirect promotion of radicalism.

The threat that public outrage could affect the funding of the UN and its connected organizations may have been a motivating factor to the Tweet being removed, but no solid explanation has been given still.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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