A white supremacist group is training for violence incase Donald Trump loses the election, says a report.
The Patriot Front was reportedly created in the aftermath of the Charlottesville far-right riots and now has hundreds of members around the US.
The group’s preparations were revealed in a cache of hundreds of messages exchanged between members in an encrypted messaging app, according to BuzzFeed.
“In logs of the chats, all from this year, around 280 members of the group discuss grandiose goals — creating a white ethnostate from the existing United States,” wrote Jane Lytvynenko.
“The group wants to expel immigrants, people of color, and Jews, remaking the fabric of America.
“The messages reveal a sophisticated network of extremists who are training for violence.
“The men, who believe the United States is a nation that belongs only to white people, wear uniforms made up of bomber jackets, face coverings, and beige khakis, mandate weight loss and intense workouts, and regularly practice hand-to-hand combat.
“Some openly call themselves ‘supremacist’ and revere Hitler and Mussolini.”
NEW: Hundreds chats leaked to BuzzFeed News from hate group Patriot Front show how they’re preparing for a life after Trump:https://t.co/wUncBuBGHZ
— Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) October 27, 2020
The report reveals that the group believes that it does not matter who wins the election in one week.
“It does not matter what people personally believe about it,” wrote the group’s leader Thomas Rousseau.
“Casting a ballot is a submissive gesture to legitimise tyranny. It is fundamentally amoral. It is done as an insult to the nation’s cause and the organisation.”
Source: The Independent (UK)