KC Antifa Group Promises to 'Fight Harder' After Agitators Arrested in Clash with 'the Pigs'
Five antifa radicals were arrested in Kansas City on May Day after they clashed with police in an incident the entire local media except for one blogger seems to have missed.
The Red Guards is a Maoist group that has chapters throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, where members on May Day burned an effigy of President Trump and called for "revolutionary violence" against "the capitalist state." The group identifies as "antifascist" and aims to duplicate in the United States the anarchy and terror Chairman Mao's Red Guards inflicted on China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.
Donning masks, the Red Guards of Kansas City marched in the middle of the street without a permit, burned an American flag, waved communist flags, and carried a large banner honoring five murderous 20th-century communists.
A recent post on the Red Guards Kansas City blog described the clash that led to five arrests:
As soon as the police informed us that we would need to move to the sidewalk, comrades in the center began to instruct other marchers to tighten the formation and carry on. Comrades more prepared to be met with police aggression moved themselves to the edges of the procession, but even the less experienced and confident marchers did not make an effort to remove themselves or to suggest compliance. Every one of our marchers stood firm and carried on chanting and marching and waving red banners high. For some comrades in the mass orgs, this was their first action of this nature and their consistent courage and enthusiasm was even more impressive in this light.
In very short order, more than five cop cars were following us, with more on the way. They did not wait long after we had refused their warnings to take action. Although they profess to be protecting public safety and enforcing the law, their first actions were to block the entire street and snatch up a comrade who was exercising his right to open carry.
No permit is necessary to carry a concealed handgun in Missouri, but the law does prohibit exhibiting “any weapon readily capable of lethal use” in an "angry or threatening manner in the presence of one or more persons." Apparently, the antifa "armed comrade" was deemed to be holding his weapon in a threatening manner. Understandable, since the group was defiantly disobeying the police officers' lawful orders.