Vocativ, “A Nazi-Punching Film Festival Celebrated, Well, Punching Nazis”

Many of Saturday’s attendees were seemingly aligned with Antifa, a global antifascist resistance movement based in anarchist politics that seeks to confront fascism directly and by any means necessary, including illegal acts like property damage and violence against those deemed fascists. A common belief within the movement is that violence against fascists, while not necessarily a moral good, is often the most appropriate means of fighting back. Individuals speaking on antifa’s behalf have said that it is only language fascists understand, and that petitions, calls to one’s government representatives, and peaceful protests have both historically and recently proven ineffective.

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