Supporters Rally For Racist Group Jailed In Florida Terrorism Probe

A small number of supporters rallied this week in St. Cloud, Fla., to stand behind a white supremacist group jailed earlier this month as part of a domestic terrorism probe.

Twelve members of the white supremacist group American Front, including its Florida chapter leader Marcus Faella, were arrested by a joint federal and local terrorism task force in recent weeks. The members were accused of planning to spark a race war while stockpiling weapons, experimenting with the creation of the toxin ricin and plotting some sort of “disturbance” on Orlando City Hall.

According to television station Central Florida News 13, a small band of American Front’s supporters gathered on Tuesday to declare the jailed members “good people.”


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