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How Virginia Became a Breeding Ground for Far-Right Boogaloos (The Daily Beast)

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How Virginia Became a Breeding Ground for Far-Right Boogaloos – By Kelly Weill (The Daily Beast) / Oct 13 2020

When an FBI agent testified that far-right militiamen arrested in Michigan had plans to go after Gov. Ralph Northam, far-right boogaloos had come full circle.

Twice in June, members of the far-right Boogaloo movement appeared to consider armed action against Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

“I’m asking you to stand with me against the tyrannical government and the tyrannical governor,” Mike Dunn, a Virginia teenager, said in a video featuring himself, a rifle, and an American flag that month. He soon launched an event page titled “Physically DEMAND Ralph Northams Resignation.”

Those demands, thus far, have been something of a dud.

But a second, far more concerted alleged scheme by other associates of the Boogaloo movement was serious enough to draw attention from the FBI. On June 6, a group of 15 far-right militia members—some of them charged last week in an alleged terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—gathered in Dublin, Ohio, to discuss kidnapping Northam as well, a federal agent testified Tuesday. None of the named plotters came from Virginia.

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