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Pelosi: ‘No Matter the Ideology,’ Antifa Anarchists ‘Should Be Arrested and Prosecuted’

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | August 30, 2017 | 5:20 PM EDT

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Screenshot)

Democratic Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the violent Antifa anarchists who rampaged in Berkeley, California last weekend should be arrested and prosecuted.

Pelosi, in no uncertain terms, denounced Antifa violence “no matter the ideology” in a statement released Tuesday:

“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts.  The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”

“We must never fight hate with hate,” Pelosi concluded:

“In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech.  Non-violence is fundamental to that right.  Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.”


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