TWITTER has suspended popular Antifa accounts with more than 71,000 followers combined after the Inauguration Day riots.
At least four accounts linked to the anarchist group have been pulled as the platform crackdown on accounts linked to militants from the left and right.
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Twitter has suspended several popular Antifa accounts
The accounts which have been suspended are the @JewishWorker, @RevAbolition, @RevAbolitionNYC and @TheBaseBK which is the account for the anarchist center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.
Archived web pages of the accounts show they had more than 71,000 followers and were set back in 2012.
Their pages now read “Account suspended” because they violated Twitter rules.
Raging against The Base’s suspension, Antifa Sacramento said: “Our comrades The Base (@TheBasebk), an anarchist social center in Brooklyn, NY of 9 years now took this Twitter thing seriously.
“Reaching a platform of 17k followers, they pushed a very specific line where politics were never blurred.
“Today, Twitter took their account down, and now there’s a void.
“The Base took the same approach to Twitter as they do in the struggle for liberation.
“As anarchists, they take a stand & never waver. It’s inspiring. And we encourage everyone to check their site now & periodically http://thebasebk.org Solidarity forever!”
Twitter did not immediately provide a comment.
In a series of protests held on Inauguration Day, Anitfa mobs clashed with cops as rioters vandalized the HQ of the Oregon Democrats, burned American flags outside state capitols and chanted anti-Joe Biden slurs.
Hundreds of members of the militant left-wing-group gathered in cities across the US yesterday as cops were forced to fire tear gas as protests erupted into violence and vandalism.
Antifa supporters pictured marching in Portland, Oregon Credit: Reuters
Cops fired tear gas at rioters in Portland as violence and vandalism eruptedCredit: Reuters
Chaos erupted in Portland, as Antifa demonstrators caused destructionCredit: Reuters
Cops clashed with protesters, firing tear gas into the surging crowdCredit: Reuters
A chilling message on a protest banner carried by Antifa activists in Portland, Oregon, read “We don’t want Biden, we want revenge”.
The anarchists marched on the Democratic Party HQ in the city, smashing windows and vandalizing the building as they left destruction in their wake.
Federal police fired tear gas at rioters who threw rocks and eggs at the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building in Portland, Oregon, late Wednesday night, according to authorities.
Multiple windows shattered at the William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle, WACredit: Twitter/SeattlePD
Antifa protest march on the Capitol in Sacramento, CaliforniaCredit: Twitter/@SacPolice
Protests in Sacramento came as Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th US President on January 20
They were dressed in black and appeared to be wielding weaponsCredit: Twitter/@SacPolice
Many of them wore helmetsCredit: Twitter/@SacPolice
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