Campus Reform | VIDEO: 'Beating up fascists is good,' students say

VIDEO: 'Beating up fascists is good,' students say

At American University, many students readily voiced support for the violent Antifa movement, with one student remarking that "beating up fascists is good."

As acts of political violence in America increase in regularity, a new poll shows that many college students have no problem with it.

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As acts of political violence in America increase in regularity, a new poll shows that many college students have no problem with it.

Of those surveyed, a startling 19 percent claimed to support the use of violence to silence speakers they find offensive, the same perspective held by the increasingly violent Antifa groups around the country.

[RELATED: Poll: 19% of students endorse violence to ‘prevent’ speakers]

Wanting to see what college students in Washington, D.C. thought of Antifa, Campus Reform took to the campus of American University to ask students their opinion of the violent leftist organization recently labeled a domestic terror organization by the Department of Homeland Security.

Immediately, the students made it clear that they had no problem with the controversial group.

“I like them...beating up fascists is good,” said one supporter, while another claimed they were simply trying to “educate” their political adversaries, and violence was many times “a very powerful tool.”

Watch the full video to see what the rest of the students had to say:


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