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Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization

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(Reuters) - U.S.U.S.U.S. PresidentPresidentPresident Donald TrumpTrumpTrump said on Sunday the U.S. government will designate anti-fascist group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

The announcement, made by Trump on Twitter, comes amid violent nationwide protests about police brutality following the death of a black man seen on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday "outside radicals and agitators" have hijacked protests in U.S. cities over the killing. "Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda," Barr said in an on-camera statement.