Antifa threatens violence at Indiana speaking event featuring Libs of TikTok, GOP congressman

Apr 1, 2024 | Political News

An Indiana Antifa cell is threatening violence against Rep. Jim Banks and popular X account Libs of TikTok, who are set to appear at a speaking event in the state on Monday afternoon.

“ALERTA Bloomington, Indiana and fishers Indiana. Libs of TT homophobic bigot chaya raichik and far right bigot jim banks will be speaking at 2 locations. You know what to do. Action items below,” a post from X account Red Orchestra_AFA read.

The post included the details of one of the events, a pizza lunch taking place at Indiana University Bloomington on Monday at noon.

Red Orchestra_AFA is one of a collection of Antifa cells that uses the RiseUp communications system, and is also closely connected to the Torch Antifa network, which includes notoriously violent groups like Portland’s Rose City Antifa.

Libs of TikTok and Banks criticized the call to action, saying that they would not be intimidated and the event would go on.

Antifa is not happy that I will be joining Libs of TikTok founder Chaya Raichik today at Indiana University. They called us ‘far right bigots' and have called for violence against us. My message to Antifa is simple: we will not be intimidated and the event will go on,” Banks wrote.

Libs of TikTok tagged the FBI Indianapolis, writing, “Antifa is threatening me and a sitting congressman Jim Banks. When you’re done chasing down grandmas who waved American flags on Jan 6th, can you please look into this? Looking forward to meeting based and patriotic Hoosiers tomorrow!! Antifa won’t scare us.”