Antifa Opens ‘Self-Defense’ Training Gym in Chicago | Bring Your Own Flower Hat
A group of self described tough guys in an Antifa group in Chicago called the “Haymaker Collective” recently began raising money on Indiegogo for an “anti-fascist, anti-sexist, anti-racist” “self-defense gym” in the city’s hipster-y Little Village neighborhood.
And they’re finally hitting the bricks with their new workout routine.
Haymaker— a play, it appears, on Haymarket, an 1880s anarchist riot in Chicago that killed one police officer—wanted $44,000 for their safe space. But it raised only a pitiful $6,000 to fight the rising tide of the “alt-right” and “white nationalism” they say is now rife in Donald Trump’s “Amerikkka.”
That didn’t stop Haymaker from kicking off their physical training, and the group told Unicorn Riot that they’re doing what they can to keep their dream of battling it out in the street against the fascists alive. But based on the sneak peek of their workout routine they gave Unicorn Riot, fascists have little to fear.
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