Dangerous: The so-called Autonomous Student Network Austin, an Antifa group, pushed the proposal in a recent tweet this week, accompanying its call with a picture of a French police riot police officer engulfed in flames.
The photograph in the tweet was grabbed from a 2017 left-wing protest on May 1st (also known as May Day), in which a 41-year-old police officer was immolated by black bloc anarchists armed with Molotov cocktails.
The injured officer received third-degree burns.
On its Facebook page, ASN Austin calls itself “an organization that seeks to promote student autonomy through direct action tactics.” Direct action refers to physical violence against the police and anyone perceived as a “fascist.”
“We are dedicated to the complete abolition of all systems of domination and hierarchy,” reads the group’s description. “We stand absolutely against white supremacy, settler colonialism, cisheteropatriarchy, ableism, the state, and capitalism as systems which organize violent and hierarchical relationships between social groups.”