On Saturday, 31 right-wing nationalists were arrested in the US state of Idaho. They allegedly planned to disrupt a pride event in Coeur D’Alene. This was reported by the Northwest State Police.
A video of the arrest circulating on social media shows about 20 kneeling. Their hands were tied and they were wearing matching khaki pants, blue “Reclaim America” T-shirts, white masks, and basketball caps. They also had shields, chin guards, and at least one smoke grenade. “They came to riot,” said Cour d’Alene police chief.
A local resident saw the men get into a pickup truck and called the police. According to the guide, the group looked like a small army. Ten minutes later, the police stopped the removal truck.
The men, who are from at least 11 different states, are suspected of plotting to stage a riot. They are said to be members of the National Front organization, which was founded in 2017 in the wake of the “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville. Many far-right and alt-right groups participated.
After the arrest, security was heightened at the LGBTIQ + Pride in the Park event.
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