Increased violence and death threats by Antifa in Germany and Europe
Question for written answer E-000144/2022
to the Commission
Tom Vandendriessche (ID)
Antifa is a left-wing, decentralised political organisation that claims to fight against racism and fascism. It originated in the United States, but has spread in Europe, where autonomous groups carry out political acts under the Antifa banner and do not shun violence.
Recently it came to light that Antifa had drawn up a ‘death list’ containing 53 politicians from the right-wing AfD party, together with instructions on how to make bombs. Another popular technique is ‘doxing’, whereby the private details of politicians are released and their members are called on to carry out certain acts.
Is the Commission aware of similar lists in other countries? What is the Commission doing to ensure the safety of right-wing citizens and politicians and to safeguard their political rights? Although Antifa has no central organisation in Europe, many of these crimes have been committed under the Antifa banner. Is the Commission willing to consider Antifa a terrorist organisation and ban any sustainable organisation under this name?