Australian Senator Calls on PM to Declare Antifa a Terrorist Organisation
( Epoch Times )
Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to follow the United States’ lead and declare Antifa a terrorist organisation.
Roberts’s concerns for Australia comes after a week of violent chaos in the United States following the death of George Floyd, who said many times he couldn’t breathe while a police officer knelt on his neck. What began as peaceful protests were soon marred by riots involving far-left extremist organization Antifa and other similar groups.
“[Antifa] exists in our nation and yet few Australians are aware of its intent,” Senator Roberts told The Epoch Times.
Roberts noted Antifa’s communist ideological core in a media release on June 2, saying: “We need to stop these far-left anarchists who use violence and fear to push their radical socialist agenda before they recruit and organise further in Australia.”
“Australia is a peaceful democratic nation where people resolve our differences through mutual respect and debate, culminating at the ballot box,” he said.
The Senator’s media statement noted that Antifa has already been known to attack police and agitate at public events in Australia.
“All responsible politicians should be defenders of our cultural, social, and democratic values and it is the Prime Minister’s job to act urgently and decisively to protect the social fabric of our peaceful society,” Roberts said.