Years of White Supremacy Threats Culminated in Capitol Riots
CHICAGO (AP) — Both within and outside the walls of the U.S. Capitol, banners and symbols of white supremacy and anti-government extremism were on display as an insurrectionist mob swarmed the Capitol last week.
But the hate-filled symbolism was not new: It was the culmination of a series of earlier displays of white supremacy during the Trump administration.
As the riots gathered a number of extremist factions under one banner, many say it echoed the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right Rally" in Charlottesville, Virginia, which brought neo-Nazi, white supremacist and other extremist groups together.
There are fears it could happen again in the days before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
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