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The Capitol Attack Was Built On Pro-Trump Activists’ Ties To Violent Fringe Groups

The movement didn't just attract far-right figures -- it was led by them.
Nick Fuentes, Alex Jones, Ali Alexander during a 'Stop the Steal,' Far-Right Rallies leaders, broadcaster rally at the Governor's Mansion in Georgia November 19th, 2020 as the state finishes the recount in the Presid... Nick Fuentes, Alex Jones, Ali Alexander during a 'Stop the Steal,' Far-Right Rallies leaders, broadcaster rally at the Governor's Mansion in Georgia November 19th, 2020 as the state finishes the recount in the Presidential election - calling on Governor Kemp to help President Trump. (Photo by Zach Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 26, 2021 3:54 p.m.

The night before a Trump-inspired mob attacked the Capitol, the assembled masses at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. chanted the name of the leader of a right-wing street gang. 

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