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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:35 AM

Charges after US Capitol insurrection roil far-right groups

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Source: Associated Press

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day.

More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes. Some local chapters cut ties with national leadership in the weeks after the deadly siege. The Proud Boys’ chairman called for a pause in the rallies that often have led to clashes with anti-fascist activists. And one Oath Keeper has agreed to cooperate against others charged in the riot.

Some extremism experts see parallels between the fallout from the Capitol riot and the schisms that divided far-right figures and groups after their violent clashes with counter-protesters at the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. The white supremacist “alt-right” movement fractured and ultimately faded from public view after the violence erupted that weekend.

“I think something kind of like that is happening right now in the broader far-right movement, where the cohesive tissue that brought them all together — being the 2020 election — it’s kind of dissolved,” said Jared Holt, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-insurrection-charges-roil-far-right-groups-1e0560dbd5572944e3435e225f8be616



They're going deeper underground out here in the red rural west. They know the FBI is making them a priority as a terrorist threat.

Lock 'em up!

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 11:59 AM

1. We should give these terrorists what they want, a return to the old days.

In the old days that deplorables idealize, they would be hanged for their horrific crime.

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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 12:11 PM

2. Locking

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