An ´ANTIFA´ Twitter account that called for looting ´white hoods´ was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa

Politics 2020/6/4

An ´ANTIFA´ Twitter account that called for looting ´white hoods´ was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa

Protests on May 31 near the White House in Washington, DC.

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  • A fake antifa Twitter account that called for violence was actually run by a white nationalist group, according to a Twitter spokesperson.

  • The account, "@ANTIFA_US," pretended to align with the Black Lives Matter movement and ongoing nationwide protests, and called for protesters to "move into residential areas... the white hoods.... and we take what´s ours."

  • Twitter banned the account Monday for breaking its rules against platform manipulation, spam, and inciting violence.

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A Twitter account that claimed to represent a national antifa organization and that urged protesters to loot "white" neighborhoods was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.

The account, which posted under the handle "@ANTIFA_US," falsely aligned itself with ongoing Black Lives Matter protests nationwide. One tweet that called for protesters to "move into residential areas" and "take what´s ours" was retweeted hundreds of times as of Sunday night.

An ´ANTIFA´ Twitter account that called for looting ´white hoods´ was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa

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The account was removed Monday for breaking Twitter´s rules aga

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