Twitter has suspended multiple popular antifa Twitter accounts that combined for over 71 thousand followers following their Inauguration Day rioting.
Four accounts have been confirmed to be taken down by the social media platform- @TheBaseBK, @JewishWorker, @RevAbolition, and @RevAbolitionNYC according to reporting from Andy Ngo.
Breaking: @Twitter has suspended several prominent #antifa accounts. @TheBaseBK is one of them. The Base is an extremist bookstore in Brooklyn, NY that has been used as an antifa training center. pic.twitter.com/CeCIhzpJBQ
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021
Their accounts and their content is now gone, replaced with a warning that reads “Account Suspended” for violating Twitter rules.
The Antifa Sacramento account raged about the suspensions in their own tweet, attacking Twitter for the suspension.
“Our comrades w The Base(@TheBasebk),an anarchist social center in Brooklyn, NY of 9 years now took this Twitter thing seriously,” read their tweet Thursday. “Reaching a platform of 17k followers they pushed a very specific line where politics were never blurred. Today, Twitter took their account down, and now there is a void.”
The suspensions follow a night of window smashing and violence by Anti-related groups in Seattle, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: Jerry Nadler Says Antifa Violence In Portland Is ‘A Myth’)
The rioters destroyed the windows in a historic Starbucks and torched an American flag on the night of the inauguration, Andy Ngo reported via Twitter. These riots have gone on since the summer, but now Twitter has stepped in and begun banning accounts.
Antifa also marched through the streets of Portland, Oregon shouting obscenities about the new president holding a banner that read “WE DON’T WANT BIDEN — WE WANT REVENGE!”
These account suspensions following the Twitter purge of Qanon accounts following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, where more than 70,000 accounts were suspended from Twitter permanently. (RELATED: Twitter’s Crackdown Severely Harmed Republicans And Helped Democrats, Data Shows)
Twitter did not comment or elaborate on what rules the Anti-related accounts had broken, why they had been suspended, or how long the suspensions would last.