There is a French movie about the Antifa that as been released in 2008 (chasseurs de Skin). It talks about antiracism gangs that were going on punishment expeditions against Skinhead in France in the '80. So the antifa phenomenon could date as far as then. It's a new thing in the U.S, probably due to its left leaning.
The modern form of the Antifa movement, that seems to have emerged in the 2000's, has been active in France since a while now. They like to go trash Front National's rallies and substequently fight with the police, who conveniently hardly arrest any of them. They like to go make troubles to Catholic and pro-life manifestations too.
Smart people in France understand them as imbeciles with no political culture that actually work for the empire without knowing it. They are the useful idiots of the system.
Great piece btwhttps://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifa,_chasseurs_de_skinshttps://www.antifa-net.fr/index.php
--their non-functional website, but with useful linksEdited at 2016-01-07 10:59 pm (UTC)