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The rightwing groups behind wave of protests

The evidence is starting to mount that these "grass roots protests" are actually right wing militia groups supporting Trump. I would point out that, except for the fact that they all support Trump, even Trump's base would call them all whack jobs. 

 

While protesters in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and other states claim to speak for ordinary citizens, many are also supported by street-fighting rightwing groups like the Proud Boys, conservative armed militia groups, religious fundamentalists, anti-vaccination groups and other elements of the radical right.

On Wednesday in Lansing, Michigan, a protest put together by two Republican-connected not-for-profits was explicitly devised to cause gridlock in the city, and for a time blocked the entrance to a local hospital.

It was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition, which Michigan state corporate filings show has also operated under the name of Michigan Trump Republicans. It was also heavily promoted by the Michigan Freedom Fund, a group linked to the Trump cabinet member Betsy DeVos.

But the protest also attracted far-right protest groups who have been present at pro-Trump and gun rights rallies in Michigan throughout the Trump presidency.


Protests against US stay-at-home orders gain support from rightwing figures
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Placards identified the Michigan Proud Boys as participants in the vehicle convoy

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/far-right-coronavirus-protests-restrictions 

Honored Social Butterfly

    The embedded links document the "follow the money"....most RW screamers are not displaying sufficient intellect to care about who is funding these "tea party" bs. / we are grass roots movements.

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