World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 25 Mar, 2021 06:00 am

Prosecutors release online chats detailing ‘alliance’ between fascist groups ahead of January 6 assault on US Capitol

Prosecutors release online chats detailing ‘alliance’ between fascist groups ahead of January 6 assault on US Capitol
The Facebook logs confirm that far-right militia groups were coordinating their violent actions together in the lead-up to January 6

For the first time, federal prosecutors have released communications revealing that members of the far-right Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and III Percenters militia groups coordinated and communicated ahead of the January 6 siege on the Capitol.According to government documents, in a December 19, 2020 message, Meggs boasted “this week I organized an alliance between Oath Keepers, Florida 3%ers, and Proud Boys.” Three days later Meggs wrote another message to the unnamed person, “Contact with [Proud Boys] and they always have a big group.” Discussing coordinated plans to fight with possible counter-protesters on January 6 Meggs wrote, “I figure we could splinter off the main group of [Proud Boys] and come up behind them.

Then we will have the Proud Boys get in front of them, the cops will get between antifa and Proud Boys.So far, at least 20 members of the Proud Boys and 13 members of the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes related to the assault on the Capitol.

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