Laura Ingraham proposes declaring antifa a 'terrorist organization'

Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham called for left-wing anti-fascist protesters to be designated as a terrorist organization in an interview on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday.

The suggestion by Ingraham comes after a group of more than 100 "antifa" protesters dressed in black attacked several people at a rally in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday.  

Several supporters of President Trump were injured in the clashes, according to local media, leading to 14 arrests.

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"You go on YouTube, you can watch all of these videos. It is scary," said Ingraham, who also hosts as a nationally syndicated talk radio program. "And we should also urge everyone to consider pressing this idea of declaring antifa a terrorist organization."

“Will the Democrats do that?” asked co-host Pete Hesgeth.

“They’re volunteering all of this condemnation joyfully against President Trump post-Charlottesville," Ingraham replied. "They piled on him as fast as possible after Charlottesville.

"This group [antifa] is actively trying to intimidate, suppress free speech, and violently attack people with whom they disagree," she continued. "There’s a possible RICO action that could be filed here, Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization statute that we could pursue here.

"There are lots of different ways to act against this disparate group called antifa," Ingraham concluded. "It’s kind of an amalgam of a bunch of left-wing anarchists and activists. There is not one central organization, they’re all over the place, but there is a way to pursue this and I hope this administration is looking at this very carefully because people could die here.”

Charlottesville, Va., was the scene of clashes between white supremacists and anti-fascists and other protesters earlier this month, which left one counterprotester dead. White supremacists had rallied earlier that day in the city, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

An online petition calling for the government to designate "antifa," militant far-left groups that resist neo-Nazis, as a terrorist group has garnered more than 300,000 signatures, clearing the 100,000 threshold required to prompt a White House response.