White supremacist Telegram channel encourages violence in George Floyd protests - 2020-06-02

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F88.png White supremacist Telegram channel encourages violence in George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Sonam Sheth, Business Insider

A white supremacist channel on Telegram encouraged its followers to spark violence to start a race war in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, Politico reported, citing an internal Department of Homeland Security memo.

Citing the FBI, the note said that two days after Floyd's death, the channel "incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo' — a term used by some violent extremists to refer to the start of a second Civil War — by shooting in a crowd."

One of the messages in the channel called for potential shooters to "frame the crowd around you" for the violence, the note said, according to Politico.

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