Far-Right Extremists Heading to Washington Amid Talk of Trump "Coup" - 2020-11-12

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F0.png Far-Right Extremists Heading to Washington Amid Talk of Trump "Coup" November 12, 2020, Michael Edison Hayden, Southern Poverty Law Center

Far-right turnout could be significant. Pro-Trump protesters have already arrived in the thousands at so-called Stop the Steal events, even those staged in smaller cities like Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Pro-Trump figures have been promoting the D.C. event for over a week. The Saturday event also coincides with Trump and his allies espousing increasingly anti-democratic views about his loss.

The D.C. protest appears to have three titles, all of which appear to represent the same protest: "Million MAGA march," a name bastardizing Louis Farrakhan's 1995 Million Man March in Washington; "Stop the Steal;" and "March for Trump."

"Stop the Steal" is a reboot of a 2016 project launched by convicted felon Roger Stone to dispute votes in multiracial neighborhoods. "March for Trump," is a brand for the event which was promoted by FOX News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday. Twitter users retweeted Hannity's post advertising the event over 11,000 times in less than 24 hours, offering an indication of the potential enthusiasm for the event.

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{{cite news | first = Michael Edison | last = Hayden | title = Far-Right Extremists Heading to Washington Amid Talk of Trump "Coup" | url = https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/11/12/far-right-extremists-heading-washington-amid-talk-trump-coup | work = Southern Poverty Law Center | date = November 12, 2020 | accessdate = November 14, 2020 }}