Just in time for the Charlottesville violence over the weekend, The Washington Post published a humanizing profile last Friday of the kind of violent radicals who populate Antifa, titled “What draws Americans to anarchy? It’s more than just smashing windows.”
"By day, they are graphic designers, legal assistants, nonprofit workers and students. But outside their 9-to-5 jobs, they call themselves anarchists — bucking the system, shunning the government and sometimes even rioting and smashing windows to make a point." Yes, and sometimes these mavericks also smash the heads and cameras of journalists covering their riots and sucker-punch Trump supporters who happen to get in the way. But hey, they're graphic designers, legal assistants, students -- everyday folk like the rest of us!
The article focuses on Dylan Petrohilos, 28, Sammi LeMaster, 22, and Legba Carrefour, 37, part of a group of Washington-area activists in many causes.