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IREHR in the Guardian: “How far-right figures like Ammon Bundy cause chaos in US politics” – April 5, 2022

By April 5, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

Devin Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, was quoted in the Guardian;

“They’ve repeatedly shown an ability to mobilize large number of armed far-right activists to threaten, harass, and intimidate public officials,”

“Ammon Bundy, with People’s Rights Network, was the first to grasp on to Covid-19 denial as a mobilizing vehicle. The first to galvanize militants to oppose Covid-19 restrictions and to meld together anti-vaxxers, paramilitaries, Proud Boys and others into a larger movement to protest and protect these kinds of efforts,”

“Ammon Bundy is important because in many ways his efforts are a bellwether for where the paramilitary side of the movement is moving,”

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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