[Ed. – Using violence to achieve peace. Isn’t that their motto?[
Speaking to The New York Times, Antifa extremists made their intention to expand violence plain and clear. Their statements indicate that a spiraling cycle of violence between the far-left and the far-right will continue well into the future.
One of the Antifa activists who battled white nationalists in Berkeley, California in April expressed her desire for violence, saying the situation in America was “full-on war:”
“You need violence in order to protect nonviolence,” Ms. Nauert added. “That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now. It’s full-on war, basically.”
Other Antifa radicals suggested that they had stockpiled firearms and were prepared to use them:
In the days after the violent events in Charlottesville, some antifa members responded with an angry call to arms, saying they could not back down from what they described as the “aggressors” on the right, even if it meant an escalation into gunfights.