A local Fox affiliate station ran a feel-good story this weekend, but neglected to mention that the event's organizers & participants included violent hate group members & neo-Nazi collaborators.
Violent Proud Boys hate group member Carl D Todd aka "Flip" also participated in Sunday's convoy in Salem, OR. Todd has expressed his support for the neo-Nazi "Patriot Front" organization. https://archive.vn/KE06D#selection-6751.0-6775.117
Proud Boys hate group member Daniel Tooze, who is running for State Representative in Oregon's district 40 (https://archive.vn/WkZ3N) also participated in the convoy. RCA has previously written about Tooze's targeting of Democratic Socialists https://rosecityantifa.org/articles/call-to-action-june-29-2019/
Far-right agitators of many persuasions are seeking to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic in order to bolster their bigoted and violent agendas. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/05/us-far-right-seeks-ways-to-exploit-coronavirus-and-cause-social-collapse
Vancouver, WA neo-Nazi Matt Blais (https://rosecityantifa.org/articles/matthew-blais/) aka "SoCo" has been pushing accelerationist messaging
Neo-Nazi Proud Boys hate group member Sean-Michael David Scott (https://pugetsoundanarchists.org/community-alert-neo-nazi-proud-boy-sean-michael-david-scott-exposed/) put up graffiti in Seattle, WA over the weekend as well. It was quickly covered up. https://twitter.com/WANaziWatch/status/1246909256965574656
Cynical efforts at fascist recruitment & entryism are predictable in the midst of a crisis like the one presented by the current pandemic. Let's continue to watch out for one another & not grant them any headway.
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