Hundreds of white nationalists descend on Capitol in unannounced march

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Hundreds of people from the white nationalist hate group Patriot Front reportedly marched through Washington to the Capitol on Saturday.

Videos posted online show members of the group marching in formation on the National Mall, wearing masks and uniforms and carrying shields and American flags.

In another video, a member of the Patriot Front is shown in the back of a box truck on his way to Washington.

"There is a caravan of box trucks heading to Washington, D.C., where Patriot Front is going to be marching, demonstrating, and giving some speeches from Thomas Rousseau," the man says, referring to the group's leader, before the other passengers in the truck shout, "Reclaim America!"

In another video, the same Patriot Front member is shown on foot in Washington. "We are headed to the Capitol for Thomas to give his speech. We are completely surrounded by an army of police and tons of spectators that are enjoying the show," the man says.

In another video, Rousseau is shown marching in front of a banner saying, "Victory or Death."

Rousseau says: "Our demonstrations are an exhibition of our unified capability to organize, to show our strength, not as brawlers or public nuisances, but as men capable of illustrating a message and seeking an America that more closely resembles the interests of its true people."

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Patriot Front "is a white nationalist hate group that formed in the aftermath of the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, of August 12, 2017."

"The organization broke off from Vanguard America (VA), a neo-Nazi group that participated in the chaotic demonstration," according to SPLC. "PF’s founder, Thomas Rousseau, led VA members during 'Unite the Right,' including James Alex Fields, Jr., the young man accused of murdering anti-racist protester Heather Heyer after fatally driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters."
https://www.rawstory.com/patriot-front-2655922112/

What’s next, a torchlight parade of the KKK. Heaven help us, if all these Rightwing wannabes ever coalesce in to one group under a real leader.
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Scary. Harkens back to the 1920's Klan march or the 1930's American Bund skirmish at Madison Square Gardens. These scum are the real threat to national security. They should be denied rental/transport of those box vans by Uhaul. Penske has denied service after their march in Pittsburgh, earlier this year.

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TrueTexan wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:01 pm
Hundreds of people from the white nationalist hate group Patriot Front reportedly marched through Washington to the Capitol on Saturday.

Videos posted online show members of the group marching in formation on the National Mall, wearing masks and uniforms and carrying shields and American flags.

In another video, a member of the Patriot Front is shown in the back of a box truck on his way to Washington.

"There is a caravan of box trucks heading to Washington, D.C., where Patriot Front is going to be marching, demonstrating, and giving some speeches from Thomas Rousseau," the man says, referring to the group's leader, before the other passengers in the truck shout, "Reclaim America!"

In another video, the same Patriot Front member is shown on foot in Washington. "We are headed to the Capitol for Thomas to give his speech. We are completely surrounded by an army of police and tons of spectators that are enjoying the show," the man says.

In another video, Rousseau is shown marching in front of a banner saying, "Victory or Death."

Rousseau says: "Our demonstrations are an exhibition of our unified capability to organize, to show our strength, not as brawlers or public nuisances, but as men capable of illustrating a message and seeking an America that more closely resembles the interests of its true people."

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Patriot Front "is a white nationalist hate group that formed in the aftermath of the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, of August 12, 2017."

"The organization broke off from Vanguard America (VA), a neo-Nazi group that participated in the chaotic demonstration," according to SPLC. "PF’s founder, Thomas Rousseau, led VA members during 'Unite the Right,' including James Alex Fields, Jr., the young man accused of murdering anti-racist protester Heather Heyer after fatally driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters."
https://www.rawstory.com/patriot-front-2655922112/

What’s next, a torchlight parade of the KKK. Heaven help us, if all these Rightwing wannabes ever coalesce in to one group under a real leader.
They have a 'true leader..be willing to bet djtrump's name was uttered more than once during this march of deplorables.

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Designed to cause intimidation, what has grown instead is a fertile meme field: "Finally got them to wear masks." Reddit is rife with humor on it.

Ridicule them, show they are against the Constitution, imprison the guilty Jan 6 fools, and vote out all their supporters. It's our only hope, Obi-wan.

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CDFingers wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:32 am Designed to cause intimidation, what has grown instead is a fertile meme field: "Finally got them to wear masks." Reddit is rife with humor on it.

Ridicule them, show they are against the Constitution, imprison the guilty Jan 6 fools, and vote out all their supporters. It's our only hope, Obi-wan.

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This. Let them march. Better that they have abandoned dog whistles and showing themselves for what they are.

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They were accompanied by dozens of police, some on bicycles, but it was unclear whether the group had obtained a permit for the march. A spokeswoman for District of Columbia Metropolitan Police said it had no record of a permit for the march. Capitol Police and the National Park Service could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said that the “First Amendment demonstration was peaceful with no incidents or arrests.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN20301H

It's one of the things that differentiates us from China, citizens even with extreme views can demonstrate in the US.
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DougB1946 wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:27 pm When the reports are of "hundreds", it's pretty much insignificant.

Yup, remember the "big rally" a few months back was expected to be thousands, but was only 200. The media hyped that one up too.
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I attended a number of peaceful rallies during the previous administration. Even the largest - several thousand on the steps of the statehouse - felt distressingly small.

It's for the best that these people are out in public. While I find the number of formerly closet Nazi sympathizers online deeply disturbing, I appreciate that the Internet made them feel comfortable enough to come out so we know who to shun.

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