I grew up in the Seattle/Portland region of the Northwest. The modern version of the anarchist and anti-capitalist group called Antifa started in the Seattle/Portland area.

As I watch these riots, I can almost smell out the style and look of those doing the attacks for Antifa. Antifa is made up primarily of middle to upper middle class white youth (18 to late 20s). Antifa will simply use blacks and other miniorities to accomplish their goals.

Although Antifa is connected internationally and is funded by many groups and likely including the Chinese Communist Party, my guess is that today’s operational and planning center for Antifa comes out of the Northwest.

Antifa has nothing to do with George Floyd or peaceful protests.