Local Antifa Group Banned From Twitter

An Antifa member | Image by Matt Gush, Shutterstock

The Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club, a local Antifa group, has been banned from Twitter shortly after its members were arrested for assaulting police officers in Fort Worth.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, three suspected members of the Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club (EFJBGC) were arrested by Fort Worth police after violence erupted at a protest against a “family-friendly” drag show at Fort Brewery and Pizza on April 23.

Recently, the group was banned from Twitter. Opponents of the group claim this was for promoting violence, while supporters argue that Twitter provided no official explanation for the ban.

Kelly Neidert, executive director of Protect Texas Kids, told The Dallas Express that she has butted heads with EFJBGC since 2021 and described them as “very, very aggressive.”

She said they come to every protest hosted by Protect Texas Kids “and basically just harass us on their Twitter page.”

“They will put out call-to-actions to get people out there to harass us at our protests,” she said. “And the Twitter page was … used to target people.”

“They would try to get people to act violently against us,” she continued. “All that was on their Twitter.”

After the group’s main account was banned, Protect Texas Kids asked its followers to report the group’s backup account, which was subsequently banned “for breaking our hateful conduct rule.”

The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Socialist Rifle Association claimed both EFJBGC accounts were suspended “with no reason given by Twitter.”

Last month, members Samuel Fowlkes, Christopher Guillott, and Meghan Grant were arrested by Fort Worth police, as reported by The Dallas Express.

Fowlkes was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a peace officer, evading arrest, and four counts of assault causing bodily injury.

Guillott was charged with assaulting a peace officer and interfering with public duties, while Grant was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties.

In the past, the Elm Fork club resisted the City of Dallas’ efforts to clean several homeless encampments, leading to an armed standoff with law enforcement, as The Dallas Express covered.  

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