EXCLUSIVE: Gavin McInnes Reacts to Twitter Ban
Gavin McInnes has spoke exclusively to Big League Politics after his Twitter account was banned Friday evening.
“They think this is going to stop Trump,” he told Big League Politics. “Maybe if they deplatform us, the socialists will win – but they won’t. We’ve already won. You can’t stump the Trump.”
“The left is trying to make this about Unite the Right. It’s a lie,” he said.
The ban comes hours after McInnes spoke out against the “alt-right” Unite the Right demonstration that will be held in Washington, D.C. on August 12.
He also made note of the changing political atmosphere which has mainstreamed radical leftism.
“Antifa and the socialists are the mainstream now and we’re the Rebels,” he said.
The Twitter account for the Proud Boys, McInnes’ organization, has also been suspended, along with several other Proud Boys Twitter feeds:
Bay Area Proud Boys were kicked off the platform:
According to BuzzFeed, the accounts were removed for violating Twitter’s policy against “violent extremist groups.”
“’We can confirm that these accounts have been suspended from Twitter and Periscope for violating our policy prohibiting violent extremist groups,’ a [Twitter] spokesperson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.”
As far as we can tell, none of the official Antifa Twitter pages have been banned, though there are few examples of Proud Boys violence, and hundreds of Antifa violence.
Just last weekend, police in Portland, Oregon had to step in to protect the Proud Boys when they were physically attacked by Antifa counter-protestors at a rally.