A petition to label the anti-Trump group “Antifa” a terrorist organization sped past the requirement of 100,000 signatures needed to get a response from the White House.
The petition says Antifa’s “violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States” earns it the terrorist designation.
“It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions,” the petition reads. “Just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.”
The petition was started Thursday and by Monday morning the petition had garnered over 146,000 signatures.
Antifa has embraced violence as part of their protests of the Trump administration and conservative principles. On President Trump’s inauguration day in Washington, D.C., Antifa protesters ransacked the city, smashing windows and setting cars on fire.