(TheRedWire.com) – On Sunday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) announced that she would introduce a resolution that would declare Antifa a terrorist organization. The resolution is meant to go out on Tuesday, and in it, Greene blames the group for the protests that have been taking place outside a police training facility in Atlanta.
A progressive group called “Stop Cop City” has been actively protesting the construction of a new training facility which would be constructed in the wooded parts of Atlanta. The groups have been arguing that the new training facilities would lead to the militarization of the police and further cited environmental concerns over the process.
On Sunday, a fox 5 report noted that the facility had been placed on lockdown after a vehicle was set on fire.
Greene took to Twitter to blame Antifa for the incident, even though there is no evidence to suggest that Antifa had been responsible for the Sunday protest. Still, in her tweet, she called this “domestic terrorism” and announced on social media that the organization needed to be brought down as it was a threat to “the government” because of its consistent attacks.
In January, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued a state of emergency following a peaceful protest after the police shot an activist near that facility.
This is not the first attempt to have Antifa be considered a terrorist organization. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) introduced a resolution in 2021 looking for a similar designation for Antifa.
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