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Texas-based hate group was behind attempted riot at Pride event in Idaho, authorities say

Authorities say the 31 suspects are part of an extremist group founded in Texas after the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Eight of those arrested Saturday are from North Texas, officials said.

Police officers, some in riot gear, guard a group of men, who police say are among 31 arrested for conspiracy to riot, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on June 11, 2022. The men, found in the rear of a U Haul van in the vicinity of a Pride event, are affiliated with the Patriot Front group.
Thomas Rousseau founded Patriot Front in 2017.

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