FBI arrests 3 linked to white supremacist group ahead of pro-gun rally


FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian armed forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital.

The three men are members of the Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed in Maryland, according to a Justice Department news release.

In encrypted chat rooms, members of the Base have discussed committing acts of violence against blacks and Jews, ways to make improvised explosive devices, their military-style training camps and their desire to create a white “ethno-state,” according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.

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Source: Los Angeles Times