Antifa Showed up At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Were Instantly Clobbered by Bikers While Crowd Chanted, “USA USA”

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OPINION: A few squirrely members of Antifa showed up at Sturgis–a motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, for ten days usually starting the first Friday in August.

As you can imagine, things didn’t go well for the scrawny anarchists. Although, ironically, it was the police that saved them from what could have been the biggest butt-whoopin’ of their teenage lives.

From Red State

This seems to be the only incident that took place, and the Police were well prepared to not let things get out of hand.  As you can see it looks like only 5-6 Antifa-clad protesters were involved — and about 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts.  It is kind of surprising there aren’t more videos up yet, but if this is all that happened then “Antifa Goes To Sturgis” was kind of a non-event.

The truly sad fact is that if Antifa/BLM ever decided to venture out of their safe little protest zones of ultra-liberal cities like Seattle and Portland, they would find the fight they claim they want.

Both sides are willing and able.  But I think Antifa/BLM dramatically overestimate the staying power of their “cause”, and dramatically underestimate the level of antipathy that a large majority of the country has for them, their views, and their tactics.

There will be ground somewhere in the not-too-distance future where the two sides meet in numbers too great for the police to control.

The goal of Antifa radicals is to take over this country and collapse our systems. They represent an insurgency with a goal, and a plan and enough funding to do some serious damage.

We should never underestimate our enemy, or laugh them off, even when they seem like a clown show.

This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on August 16, 2020. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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