31 Members of Extremist Group ‘Patriot Front’ Arrested Near Idaho LGBTQ+ Pride Event

Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho have arrested 31 members of a white supremacist group, charging them with conspiracy in plot to riot at a gay pride event.

Authorities were tipped off by a citizen who said a group that “looked like a little army” of uniformed men with masks and shields piling into a U-Haul truck.

The truck was stopped near where the North Idaho Pride Alliance was holding the Coeur d’Alene Pride in the Park event. Riot gear and a smoke grenade were found in the vehicle.

The group – all members of the American white nationalist and neo-fascist hate group called Patriot Front – were all arrested. The detained men have made no public comments on the arrest thus far.

“They came to riot downtown,” stated Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White.

The arrested members of Patriot Front are from 11 different US states – and only one of them from Idaho, police said.

Patriot Front emerged in 2017 after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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