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IREHR in The Seattle Times: “White supremacism, WA ties, death threats: What to know about Patriot Front arrests near Idaho pride event” – June 13, 2022

By June 13, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s Executive Director, Devin Burghart, was quoted in the Seattle Times;

Reporter Sara Jean Green writes, “Burghart, the director of the Seattle-based human rights institute, sees Patriot Front more as a rebranding than an offshoot of Vanguard America, as many of the same people have been involved in both groups.”

“Membership is hard to gauge because they’re pretty secretive about their membership rosters,” Burghart said. “It’s an organization that’s largely operated without a public-facing side and their actions are done surreptitiously, with masks, under cover of night.”

“It’s a challenging time right now, given the massive number of people who were radicalized during this period and the sheer number of pipelines to far-right groups that have developed,” he said.

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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