Antifa claims to be anti-fascist, even as they go around acting all fascist.
But they aren’t exactly the sharpest tools in the shed, so that level face-palm-worthy hypocrisy is to be expected.
As are totally absurd blunders like pulling down a Peace Monument you mistook for a pro-Confederate statue.
That’s precisely what an Antifa mob vandalizing its way through Atlanta did on Sunday.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Atlanta march traveled from Woodruff Park to Piedmont Park Sunday, where some damaged the Peace Monument, erected in 1911. The sculpture features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier, guiding him to lay down his weapon.
— Ryan Kruger (@Ryan11Alive) August 14, 2017
It was further explained that the Peace Monument in question was erected decades after the Civil War by surviving soldiers who “took up the cause for reconciliation. These guys realized a national healing needed to take place.”
The Peace Monument is NOT a Confederate memorial. It was erected to honor those who worked to reunify the country after Reconstruction. https://t.co/vX7sERAB8S
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) August 14, 2017
A protester was hurt by metal falling from the edifice as the group tried to tear it down, AJC photographer John Spink reported Sunday night. Tensions rose as the lone policeman on the scene was surrounded by black-clad Antifa protesters shouting “pig.” Black Lives Matter protesters put themselves between the police officer and the Antifa crowd, and the gathering soon dispersed.
The former Gate City Guard has given way to a civic group called the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard, whose members participate in historic commemorations including an annual rededication of the Peace Monument. Past commandant John Green, who repudiated the “racist garbage” he saw on display in Charlottesville over the weekend, hopes the Peace Monument will be restored in time for this fall’s ceremony.
“We would like for people to know what it is,” he said.
Quite telling that Antifa and its cohorts would now try to tear down such a monument.