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31 Members of Neo-Nazi “Patriot Front” Arrested on Riot Charges in Idaho Near Pride Event

HeadlineJun 13, 2022

In Idaho, 31 members of the Patriot Front, a white supremacist neo-Nazi group, were arrested Saturday in the city of Coeur d’Alene ahead of a pride event. Police say the men were found packed into a U-Haul truck armed with riot gear. A tipster had called police saying they had seen a “little army” being loaded into the truck at a nearby hotel. At a news conference, Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said the members of the Patriot Front were arrested on charges of conspiracy to riot.

Lee White: “They were wearing arm patches. One of them said 'Patriot Front.' The majority of them had logos on their hats that were consistent with the Patriot Front group that you would see online. They were also wearing khaki pants, and everyone was dressed exactly the same — well, very, very similar anyway. And if you go online, look up Patriot Front, this is exactly how these individuals were dressed.”

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